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Ion channel assays virtual course begins tomorrow
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What should you know about ion channel biology? Claire Townsend from GlaxoSmithKline kicks off the Ion Channel Assays virtual course with her introductory session on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 11:30 a.m. ET. More


SLAS at MipTec, Sept. 19-22, Basel, Switzerland
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Nano- and microtechnologies in drug discovery, label free assay methods, tools for measuring cell functions and 3D cell culture are topics to be discussed at the SLAS session at MipTec. More

Add-and-Read Plate Reader
Get results fast with Hamamatsu’s FDSS µCELL, an imaging-based microplate reader. This affordable, simple-to-use reader accommodates 96- or 384-well microplates for kinetic cell-based assays such as GPCR, ion channel, prolyl isomerase, transporter, and light-activated receptor or channel assays. Click here for more info.

Call for papers: JBS special issue on stem cells
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Marcie Glicksman, Ph.D., of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass.; Kelvin Lam, Ph.D., of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.; and Laura Pajak, Ph.D., of Beckman Coulter in Indianapolis are serving as guest editors for a 2012 JBS special issue on stem cells. More


3 exhibitor tutorials added to Screening Stem Cells 2011
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Seahorse Bioscience, Beckman Coulter and PerkinElmer explore key technology solutions for stem cell scientists during this SLAS global symposium, Sept. 26-27, Boston. More

Extensive short course program at SLAS2012
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SLAS2012 short course coordinators Burkhard Schaefer, BSSN Software, and Martin Valler, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma, have organized 22 one- and two two-day courses, Feb. 4-5, preceding SLAS2012 in San Diego. More

Miniaturize Gene Expression

The Access™ laboratory workstation transforms any Echo® liquid handler into an automated system for gene expression assays with reaction volumes as low as 250 nL.

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Advances in the microfluidic analysis of programmed cell death
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Recent years have brought enormous progress in cell-based lab-on-a-chip technologies, allowing dynamic studies of cell death with an unprecedented accuracy. As interest in the microfabricated technologies for cell-based bioassays is rapidly gaining momentum, we highlight the most promising technologies that provide a new outlook for the rapid assessment of programmed and accidental cell death. More


Covalent drugs form long-lived ties
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When most small-molecule drugs meet a protein target, they nestle close to their intended. But the flirtatious relationship between drug and target is often fleeting, with the drug repeatedly drifting away and coming back. Like a teenager with no interest in settling down, the drug forms no permanent bond with its target. Some small molecules, however, do forge lasting ties. Their irreversible covalent bonds with proteins link compound and protein for good. More


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Screening for chemicals that modulate zebrafish learning
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Habituation is a simple form of learning that acts like a nervous system filter, allowing organisms to suppress behavioral responses to repeated irrelevant stimuli. Defective habituation is associated with learning disorders as well as schizophrenia, posttraumatic stress disorder, and drug addiction. Marc Wolman, et al., used a combination of a chemical screen and behavioral assays to identify molecules affecting zebrafish habituation. More

Solid supported chemical syntheses of both components of the lantibiotic lacticin 3147
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Lantibiotics are antimicrobial peptides produced by bacteria. Some are employed for food preservation, whereas others have therapeutic potential due to their activity against organisms resistant to current antibiotics. They are ribosomally synthesized and posttranslationally modified by dehydration of serine and threonine residues followed by attack of thiols of cysteines to form monosulfide lanthionine and methyllanthionine rings, respectively. More


Coffee could offer key ingredient for new treatments for Parkinson's disease
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Scientists from Heptares Therapeutics have used Diamond Light Source, the UK's national synchrotron facility, to understand the structure of a protein involved in Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders. Their findings, published this week in the journal Structure, could pave the way for a new generation of targeted drug treatments. More

Sea bacteria byproduct modified for use as potential cancer drug
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University of Florida researchers have modified a toxic chemical produced by tiny marine microbes and successfully deployed it against laboratory models of colon cancer. Writing Aug. 31 in ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, UF medicinal chemists describe how they took a generally lethal byproduct of marine cyanobacteria and made it more specifically toxic — to cancer cells. More

First steps of a cyborg
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Austin Whitney didn't want to graduate from college in a wheelchair. So he and the student engineers at U.C. Berkeley's "Kaz Lab" built a machine that allowed him to stand up and walk across the commencement stage. More

'Stem cell zoo' may aid endangered species
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Stem cells are quickly becoming an important tool for human medical treatments, and researchers are betting they will also be a useful tool for zoo animals. They are working to create stem cell lines from zoo animals, for use in treating animal diabetes and other ailments as well as helping the animals reproduce. The scientists have already created a "frozen zoo," which contains different types of cells from every animal there, and now they are putting together a "stem cell zoo." More

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Automated Benchtop Cell Analysis Platform
The HTFC® Screening System from IntelliCyt is a fast, highly sensitive, and simple-to-operate multicolor platform for phenotypic screening. This automation-friendly system can analyze thousands of cells per second from 96 or 384 well microplates and create heatmap data displays to quickly visualize hits.
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