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SLAS ELN Reports: Flow Cytometry Powers High-Throughput Screening Advances
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John Joslin, research investigator at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, talks about his company's fully automated ultra-high-throughput screening system.

It can read a 384 well plate in 15 minutes and a 1,536 well plate in less than an hour, allowing for a throughput of approximately 40,000 wells per day with less than one full-time employee overseeing the system.

This system is also the topic of an SLAS Webinar on Sept. 23, sponsored by IntelliCyt Corporation, which is free for dues-paid SLAS members.


Submit Nominations for the 2015 JALA Ten
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Every year, JALA honors the top 10 technological breakthroughs that made seminal impact toward addressing key biological and medical quandaries. The JALA Ten embraces a spectrum of fields that include but are not limited to laboratory automation, robotics, drug discovery, drug screening, novel therapeutic strategies and delivery technologies, diagnostics, nanotechnology, nanomedicine, microtechnology as it relates to biology and medicine, novel characterization techniques and more. Nominations are due Oct. 1 and are open to SLAS members and nonmembers, and self-nominations are welcome. More

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SLAS Announces SLAS2015 Member Center activities
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Located in the SLAS2015 Exhibit Hall, the SLAS Member Center is the central hub to connect with other attendees and learn about year-round SLAS benefits and services.
  • Career Connections features free career services like one-on-one career coaching, multiple educational workshops and the new interactive job board
  • Scientific Journals Information Station includes meet-and-greets with journal editors and authors and one-on-one assistance to maximize the benefit you can leverage from SLAS's two peer-reviewed, MEDLINE-indexed scientific journals
  • And more! The SLAS Member Center is home base for podcasts with The Lab Man, award announcements, FIRST demonstrations and the popular SLAS2015 Passport to Prizes gift drawings
Make plans now to participate in SLAS2015, Feb. 7-11, Washington, D.C., and visit the SLAS Member Center.

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    JBS Online Adds Three Original Reports
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    "AlphaScreen HTS and Live-Cell Bioluminescence Resonance Energy Transfer (BRET) Assays for Identification of Tau–Fyn SH3 Interaction Inhibitors for Alzheimer Disease," "Identification of Potent Inhibitors of the Trypanosoma brucei Methionyl-tRNA Synthetase via High-Throughput Orthogonal Screening" and "Pilot-Scale Compound Screening against RNA Editing Identifies Trypanocidal Agents" were added last week to the new manuscripts available only to SLAS Biomolecular Sciences Section members and JBS subscribers ahead-of-print. Two new review articles also were posted last week. Sign up for JALA and JBS e-mail alerts to be among the first to learn about new manuscripts. More

    Congratulations to Labcyte on Prestigious Award
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    The SLAS Sterling Corporate Member and SLAS2015 Gold Sponsor company was named a 2015 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.

    These annual awards celebrate "the power of technology and innovation," and Labcyte was honored for its liquid handling systems.

    Rich Ellson, member SLAS Board of Directors, is featured in a video along with Labcyte CEO Mark Fischer-Colbrie.


    Discover SLAS Through the Words and Experiences of its Members
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    "SLAS helps me make my research better by making it more applicable and practical."
    — Dino Di Carlo, University of California at Los Angeles and JALA Reviews Editor.

    "I look to SLAS primarily for two things: interacting with vendors and networking with other scientists."
    — Constantin Radu, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    "SLAS is a meeting place for scientists interested in laboratory automation to learn what's state-of-the-art in the field."
    — Steve Rees, AstraZeneca

    These are among the reasons offered by members describing why they belong and engage with the Society. View more comments from your fellow SLAS members.

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    Donald E. Ingber: Reenergizing America's Innovation Engine
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    In a recent Huffington Post blog, SLAS02015 Keynote Speaker Ingber rebuts those who claim that America is losing its competitive edge in innovative technology for translational research.

    "Quietly, under the radar, universities across the nation are beginning to test out new models for academic research that both support innovation and accelerate translation of these technologies into the marketplace," Ingber writes.

    He points to Stanford's Biodesign program, the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences and his Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering as examples.


    GSK-NIH Ebola Vaccine to Enter Safety Testing
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    U.S. federal researchers will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. The National Institutes of Health announced that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline. It will test 20 healthy adult volunteers to see if the virus is safe and triggers an adequate response in their immune systems. More

    Aiming for HIV's Weak Spot
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    As enemies go, the human immunodeficiency virus has proven particularly shrewd at evading attempts to defeat it. Decades into the fight against HIV, statistics on the virus's toll are still staggering. Worldwide, approximately 35 million people are infected with HIV, according to the World Health Organization. Last year, complications from the virus claimed the lives of 1.5 million people, and there were 2.1 million new HIV infections. More


    Synthesis Produces New Fungus-Derived Antibiotic
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    A fortuitous collaboration at Rice University has led to the total synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic. The laboratory recreation of a fungus-derived antibiotic, viridicatumtoxin B, may someday help bolster the fight against bacteria that evolve resistance to treatments in hospitals and clinics around the world. More

    Lack of Naturally Occurring Protein Linked to Early Dementia
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    An international research team says they have provided the first evidence that the lack of a naturally occurring protein is linked to early signs of dementia. They report that the absence of the MK2/3 protein promotes structural and physiological changes to cells in the nervous system. These changes were shown to have a significant correlation with early signs of dementia, including restricted learning and memory formation capabilities, according to the scientists. More

    Tips for Establishing Successful Cell-Based Assays: Part 2
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    Standard Cell Culture Practices to Reduce Contamination Risk
    Most laboratories have rules pertaining to blood-born pathogens. These rules may include mandatory training and certification prior to handling cells, human or non-human, primary or transformed. Be sure you know the rules in detail and follow them. The following is a guide for sources of contamination and ways to avoid them. More

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    Imaging Without Fluorescence: Nonlinear Optical Microscopy for Quantitative Cellular Imaging
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    Quantitative single-cell analysis enables the characterization of cellular systems with a level of detail that cannot be achieved with ensemble measurement. In this feature, we explore quantitative cellular imaging applications with nonlinear microscopy techniques. We first offer an introductory tutorial on nonlinear optical processes and then survey a range of techniques that have proven to be useful for quantitative live cell imaging without fluorescent labels. More

    Faster, Cheaper Tests for Sickle Cell Disease    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Within minutes after birth, every child in the U.S. undergoes a battery of tests designed to diagnose a host of conditions, including sickle cell disease. Thousands of children born in the developing world, however, aren't so lucky, meaning many suffer and die from the disease each year. A.J. Kumar hopes to put a halt to at least some of those deaths. More

    Personalized Medicine Will Be 'One Size Fits Most'
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    Personalized medicine is the ability to tailor therapy to an individual patient so that, as it's often put, the right treatment is given to the right patient at the right time. But just how personal is it? While the phrase might conjure up images of each patient getting their own individual therapeutic cocktail, this isn't actually the case. More

    Scientists' Paper Cited as Milestone in Crystallography
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    In July 1978, Peter Buseck of Arizona State University, together with two postdoctoral researchers (also then at ASU), published a paper on a new technique for high-resolution imaging of crystal structures using transmission electron microscopes. Recently, the scientific journal Nature has hailed that paper as a milestone in the science of crystallography. At the same time, Nature also cited three other milestone crystallography papers. More

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