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ELN: Next-Gen Sequencing: Lost in Translation?
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It used to be very expensive to generate data; now it's very expensive to handle data. What is next for genomic sequencing? Read the latest feature in SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood. More

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Leukemia's unexpected weak spot
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David Scadden explains in Cell's PaperClip how inhibiting the tumor suppressor FOXO may be part of a counterintuitive strategy to treat acute myeloid leukemia. Scadden also speaks at the upcoming SLAS Screening Stem Cells 2011 global symposium in Boston on Sept. 26-27. More



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SLAS at MipTec: Drug discovery technology
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New technologies have helped to improve the drug discovery process from target identification and screening to compound profiling and toxicology. Learn more from the SLAS sessions at MipTec on Sept. 19-22 in Basel, Switzerland. More

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SLAS ELRIG Young Scientist named
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Congratulations to Lauren Drowley, AstraZeneca R&D, who received the SLAS Young Scientist Award at the recent ELRIG Drug Discovery 2011 meeting. Her poster was "Brown Adipocyte Differentiation of Human Adipose-Derived Stem Cells and Skeletal Muscle Precursors Assessed Using High-Content Imaging." SLAS Director Jeff Paslay presents Drowley with award. More

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Observation of intermolecular interactions in large protein complexes by 2D-double difference nuclear overhauser enhancement spectroscopy
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NMR detection of intermolecular interactions between protons in large protein complexes is very challenging because it is difficult to distinguish between weak NOEs from intermolecular interactions and the much larger number of strong intramolecular NOEs. More

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Apoptosis goes on a chip: 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. More

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Australopithecine stakes claim as humanity's earliest ancestor
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Not so fast, Homo habilis. The australopithecine currently viewed as one of the earliest human ancestors may have just been pushed to the evolutionary backseat. A new analysis of another australopithecine, Australopithecus sediba, has revealed that sediba is not only the most human-like australopithecine found to date, but that it"s so similar it might just be the ancestor from which early humans evolved. More

Senate approves patent reform bill
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The Senate gave overwhelming approval to the most significant overhaul of the U.S. patent system in almost six decades, streamlining the review process and giving the Patent & Trademark Office the financial resources to begin reducing a backlog of nearly 700,000 unexamined patent applications. More

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Cuba releases world's first lung cancer vaccine
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As the most common and deadliest form of cancer, lung cancer kills 1.4 million people per year worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Now some patients with advanced lung cancer may have another tool to combat the disease, as Cuban medical authorities announced that they will begin selling the world's first therapeutic vaccine against lung cancer. More

Oldest viruses infected insects 300 million years ago
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Viruses were already infecting organisms some 300 million years ago, suggests a new study on what may be the oldest date yet for the emergence of an insect-infecting virus. Viruses, which are packets of DNA in a protein shell, can't reproduce on their own and so must take over DNA and protein making machinery of a host in order to survive. More



Stanford engineers redefine how the brain plans movement
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In a paper just published in the journal Neuron, a team at the Stanford School of Engineering, led by electrical engineers Krishna Shenoy and Maneesh Sahani, studied how the brain plans for and executes movements in reaction to a "go" signal. More

World's smallest electric motor made from a single molecule
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The smallest electrical motor on the planet, at least according to Guinness World Records, is 200 nanometers. Granted, that's a pretty small motor — after all, a single strand of human hair is 60,000 nanometers wide — but that tiny mark is about to be shattered in a big way. More


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