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Meet SLAS2013 Keynote Speaker Sir Harold Kroto
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"Scientists have a responsibility, or at least I feel I have a responsibility, to ensure that what I do is for the benefit of the human race," Kroto says. "It is important that we try to point out facts to help those in power make decisions. Unfortunately, this is not often the case." The 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry award winner and SLAS2013 keynote speaker challenges all to "think about it." Read more in the newest feature in SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood. More

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Sept. 17 deadline for SLAS2013 Tony B. Academic Travel Award Applications
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"Without the Tony B. Award, I probably would not have been able to attend SLAS2012, as it was a long way from North Carolina," said SLAS2012 winner Vindhya Kunduru. Tony B. Academic Travel Award winners receive airfare, SLAS2013 registration and shared hotel accommodations. More

2013 JALA Ten nominations accepted until Sept. 22
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The JALA Editorial Board seeks nominations for the top 10 breakthroughs of the year that are inspiring the next generation of medical advances through transformative technologies in biology and medicine. The JALA Ten honors the efforts of researchers from all over the world and covers disciplines that range from 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. More



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SLAS Board of Directors nominations due Oct. 1
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Have ideas for the Society's future? Committed to the SLAS Strategic Plan? Looking to give back to the organization that helps you? Let the SLAS Nominations Committee know of your desire, drive and determination to be considered for the 2013 SLAS Board of Directors. Materials are due by midnight U.S. Central, Monday, Oct. 1. Three positions are open. More

Congratulations Aurore Lejeune — The latest SLAS Young Scientist Delegate!
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Each year, SLAS awards the winning student poster presenter from strategic alliance partner events with an all-expense-paid trip to the SLAS Annual Conference and Exhibition. At ELRIG 2012, Aurore Lejeune of Cancer Research Technology, took first place with her poster, "A Novel Cell-Based Screening Approach for the Identification of FOXA 1 Pathway Inhibitors for the Treatment of Tamoxifen-Resistant Breast Cancer." Congratulations Aurore, and we'll see you at SLAS2013 in Orlando! Pictured is Lejeune (left) with Mary Geismann, SLAS Manager, Administrative Services. More

Video: SLAS2013 speaker moving technique from research to application
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Through a collaboration with the Association for Molecular Pathology, William Wachsman, M.D., Ph.D., presents “EGIR for Non-Invasive Genomic Detection and Assessment of Melanoma” at SLAS2013 in Orlando. He discusses his novel method for distinguishing melanoma from benign pigmented skin lesions in a University of California Television video. You can also read about his work in SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood. More


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Understanding the metal-directed growth of single-crystal M-TCNQF4 organic nanowires with time-resolved, in situ x-ray diffraction and first-principles theoretical studies
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The deterministic growth of oriented crystalline organic nanowires from the vapor–solid chemical reaction between small-molecule reactants and metal nanoparticles has been demonstrated in several studies to date; however, the growth mechanism has not yet been conclusively understood. More

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Understanding the human genome: ENCODE at BioMed Central
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The completion of the human genome project in 2003 was an immeasurably important milestone, but (like an book written in code) left many biologists wondering what the sequence might actually mean. Consequently, the focus of human genomics that year began the transition from generating sequence to annotating the functional elements, hidden within the human genome's 3.2 billion As, Cs, Gs and Ts. With this goal in mind the ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements) consortium was formed. More

Protecting genes, one molecule at a time
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An international team of scientists have shown at an unprecedented level of detail how cells prioritize the repair of genes containing potentially dangerous damage. The research, published in the journal Nature and involving academics from the University of Bristol, the Institut Jacques-Monod in France and Rockefeller University in the US, studied the action of individual molecules in order to understand how cellular repair pathways are triggered. More


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Bringing stem cells to the forefront
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Stem cells offer unique opportunities for researchers to study the reaction of drugs applied to human tissues. Moreover, stem cells can model healthy or diseased states, as well as provide the ability to genetically modify cells before drug treatment. To make the most of these cells, however, researchers need a variety of tools and techniques. This article explores several new tools and reveals ongoing aspirations. More

Physicists devise means for observing single atom interference over coherence length
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Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M., have succeeded in observing the interference of a single atom over a distance far greater than its coherence length using lasers and sequences of light pulses. As they describe in their paper they've uploaded to the preprint server arXiv, it's the first ever such direct observance and opens the door to offering evidence of the existence of non-Newtonian gravity at the micron scale. More



Thickening of heart's right ventricle could foreshadow heart failure, cardiovascular death
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Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report in a new study that thickening of the heart's right ventricle is associated with an increased risk of heart failure and cardiovascular death in patients without clinical cardiovascular disease at baseline. The study is published online ahead of print in the journal Circulation. More

Nanoparticles help stem internal bleeding
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Nanoscale polymeric particles could one day offer a lifesaving treatment for internal bleeding. Currently, emergency responders have few options for treating internal bleeding in the field. Patients have to be taken to the hospital, where they undergo surgery and receive clotting factors or donated platelets. Now, researchers have developed artificial synthetic platelets that emergency responders could potentially administer at the scene of an accident. More


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Engineering team improves lab-on-a-chip blood testing technology with smartphone app, hand-held biosensor
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A team of engineers and students at the University of Rhode Island has developed an advanced blood-testing technology that incorporates a smartphone application, a hand-held biosensor and a credit card-sized cartridge to provide rapid, accurate biological analysis and wireless communication of test results. This new lab-on-a-chip technology improves upon a previous system announced by the URI team in 2011 that generated enthusiasm among many sectors of the health care industry. More

Cancer's Achilles' heel?
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Scientists have identified a subtype of cancer stem cell that appears to be linked with acquired resistance to chemotherapy and may represent a tumor's therapeutic Achilles' heel. A Columbia University-led team used in vitro and in vivo models of prostate cancer to identify a subpopulation of cancer cells that survive docetaxel therapy. More

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The secrets of the body's blood-clotting system
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Human blood cells are fairly well understood. That's not true of platelets, the tiny nucleus-free discs that circulate in the blood and play a key role in regulating clotting. Platelets are less than a fifth of the size of a typical red blood cell, and until University of Minnesota chemist Christy Haynes started studying them, scientists had no way to see what was happening inside. More

New swine flu virus shows lethal signs
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An influenza virus isolated from Korean pigs is deadly and transmissible by air in ferrets, which are used as stand-ins for humans when studying the disease. This particular virus is likely not a grave threat to humans, said study researcher Richard Webby, a virologist at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. However, the findings do highlight the need to understand more about the viruses circulating among pigs, Webby said. More


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