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$100K SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant Applications Now Being Accepted
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The SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant Program facilitates educational opportunities for outstanding students pursuing graduate degrees related to quantitative biosciences and/or life sciences research. SLAS awards up to $50,000 per year, for a maximum of two years, to qualified educational institutions on behalf of deserving students enrolled in a graduate program at that institution. A student's primary research investigator or mentor needs to apply on behalf of the student. Applications for 2017 consideration are due Nov. 16, 2016.

Erik M. Werner (pictured here) from the Elliot Hui laboratory at the University of California, Irvine, was the program's inaugural winner this year. Learn more about Werner, his team and his research in the SLAS e-zine and this video.
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Explore the SLAS2017 Short Course Program
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Browse SLAS2017.org to see curriculum and instructors for 21 half-, one- and two-day courses. From "3D Cell-Based Assays for Drug De-Risking" (instructors Helena Hogberg of John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Jens M. Kelm of InSphero) to "Sample Management: Best Practice, Trends and Challenges" (instructors Susan Crimmin of GSK and Katheryn Shea of BioStorage Technologies), SLAS2017 Short Courses offer in-depth instruction on popular topics, issues and techniques for the life sciences community.

Participants do not need to register for the entire SLAS2017 International Conference and Exhibition; participants are welcome to register for one or more short course only.
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JALA and JBS Global Spotlights on Hong Kong and Taiwan
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The SLAS journal archives comprise 21 years of achievements from around the world, reflecting the breadth, depth and diversity of the SLAS life sciences discovery and technology community.

In focus this quarter are recently published reports by JALA and JBS authors from Hong Kong and Taiwan.
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SLAS2017 Scientific Poster Abstracts Still Being Accepted
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While the SLAS2017 podium program is nearing completion, SLAS is still accepting scientific poster abstracts:
  • Sept. 26 is the due date for poster abstracts from students also applying for SLAS Tony B. Academic Travel Awards.
  • Oct. 31 is the due date for poster abstracts from students who want to participate in the Student Poster Competition.
  • Jan. 23 is the final due date for all poster abstracts.
Carrie Lovitt, winner of an SLAS2016 Tony B. Academic Travel Award and the SLAS2016 Student Poster Competition truly appreciated SLAS's support of her research. In the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine she said, "While there, I networked with SLAS members, learned about the latest advancements in my field and received valuable feedback on my research."
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Applications Due Oct. 14 for SLAS2017 Innovation AveNEW
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If you are part of a start-up company in life sciences discovery and technology, you are invited to apply for complimentary exhibit space on SLAS2017 Innovation AveNEW, Feb. 4-8, Washington, DC. This program allows entrepreneurial companies the opportunity to actively engage in a world-class exhibition and connect with thousands of practicing scientists and purchasing decision-makers from leading scientific organizations in more than 40 countries.

Companies whose applications are accepted are provided with kiosk space in the SLAS2017 Exhibition as well as registration, travel and lodging for one company representative. Applications are due Oct. 14. Read about the experience of SLAS2016 Innovation AveNEW participants in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine.
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JALA and JBS SAGEtrack Users: Update Your Personal Info!
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If you are registered as a user at JALA SAGEtrack or JBS SAGEtrack, please login and review your personal information to ensure it is accurate and up to date, paying special attention to your personal attributes/keywords.

In addition, please be sure to select the OPT-IN option in the personal attributes/keywords section to ensure you receive information announcements from the SLAS journals.
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Blue Ribbon Report Urges US Cancer Moonshot to Invest in 10 Promising Areas
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Vice President Joe Biden's proposed moonshot to conquer cancer should invest in large collaborations, data sharing projects and the promising cancer treatment known as immunotherapy, among 10 areas described in an advisory group's draft report. The report was accepted (with one abstention) by the National Cancer Institute's advisory board, which is expected to pass it on to the NCI director and then to a federal task force. More


Chemists Make Strides to Simplify Drug Design and Synthesis
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A one-step solution to make nitrogen-laden molecular precursors for the preparation of drugs and other bioactive molecules has been discovered by researchers at Rice University, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Brigham Young University. Research announced this month in Science will simplify the process and cut the cost of creating key nitrogen-containing functional groups for pharmaceuticals. More




Donating Biospecimen: Most Americans Say Yes
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Bioscience Technology chatted with Chris Ianelli, CEO of iSpecimen, to discuss the public attitude toward donating biological samples for clinical research, why participation in research efforts is important, and some roadblocks to sample collection. Ianelli's background is in medicine, with a Ph.D. in immunology, he was a pathologist. He attended medical school at Tufts University. More


Lights! Camera! Drug Resistance!
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"Alright Mr. Scientists, I'm ready for my close-up," the microbe exclaimed! While not quite the film noir of Sunset Boulevard, or acting of Norma Desmond, investigators at Harvard University Medical School and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have managed to design a simple way for observing how bacteria move as they become impervious to drugs. More


How a microRNA Plays Role in Major Depression
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A tiny RNA appears to play a role in producing major depression, the mental disorder that affects as many as 250 million people a year worldwide. Major depression, formally known as major depressive disorder, or MDD, brings increased risk of suicide and is reported to cause the second-most years of disability after low-back pain. More


Singapore Scientists Develop DNA-Altering Technology to Tackle Diseases
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Researchers in Singapore have developed a new protein that can alter DNA in living cells with much higher precision than current methods. The ability to alter DNA accurately will open more doors in the development of personalized medicine that could help to tackle human diseases that currently have few treatment options. More


Toggling CRISPR Activity with a Chemical Switch
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There are various ways to turn CRISPR/Cas9's gene-editing activity on and off in cells, such as exposing tailor-made Cas9 enzymes to a particular type of light or to specific drugs. Each technique developed so far has drawbacks — either being complicated or irreversible. So researchers took inspiration from the Cre-recombinase-based method to control gene expression and built a "user-friendly" protocol for reversibly activating and inactivating CRISPR. More


Cosmetic Chemistry on View in New York City
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Naturally derived cosmetic ingredients, many purported to offer antiaging effects or protection against air pollution, were on display at the first In-Cosmetics North America show in New York City last week. As an added bonus, the show offered an opportunity for formulation chemists to display their skills in a 90-minute mix-and-make competition at an ad hoc lab built just for the show. More


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