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SLAS ELN Reports: Empowering the Innovators — SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant Program
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The new SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant Program is one more way SLAS lives its mission to advance the field of life sciences R&D by fostering the next generation of professional scientists.

Learn more about the program from Susan M. Lunte, Ph.D., University of Kansas, and chair of the SLAS Education Fellowship Grant Review Panel, in the latest feature article in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine.

Applications are due Oct. 23, and up to $50,000 will be awarded to a qualifying institution on behalf of a deserving quantitative biosciences and/or life sciences R&D student.
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SLAS Nominations Committee Now Accepting Applications for SLAS Board of Directors
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The SLAS Nominations Committee will soon select three individuals to join the SLAS Board of Directors for three-year terms of service beginning in January 2016. Candidate applications for the SLAS Board of Directors are being accepted from the membership community through Oct. 6.

All candidates must have the capacity and commitment to serve, and meet the required criteria outlined in the SLAS Strategic Plan, SLAS Board of Directors Selection Policy and the SLAS Bylaws. The new board members will replace Josh Bittker, Rich Ellson and Dean Ho, all of whom will be completing their Board terms.
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JALA Online Features New Manuscripts Ahead-of-Print
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"Langartech: A Custom-Made MALDI Matrix Sprayer for MALDI Imaging Mass Spectrometry," "Fully Automated One-Step Production of Functional 3D Tumor Spheroids for High-Content Screening," "Renal Denervation: A Novel Therapy at the Crossroads of Imaging, Intervention, and Innovation" and "Automated High-Throughput Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy to Detect Protein–Protein Interactions" are among the new manuscripts available only to SLAS Laboratory Automation Section members and JALA subscribers ahead-of-print.

While at JALA Online, be sure to explore recent podcasts, including conversations with Xianting Ding, guest editor of the August JALA Special Issue on New Developments in Biosensing Technologies; and Angelika Niemz and Jim Osborne, guest editors of the October JALA Special Issue by KGI.
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SLAS Webinar Sept. 30: Introduction to Gene Editing for Drug Discovery — Pooled Genetic Screens
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Take advantage of an introduction to genome engineering applications in drug discovery with an emphasis on the rapidly developing CRISPR/Cas9 technology platform. John Doench of the Broad Institute explains how genome editing tools are reshaping what is possible within the biological sciences and provides a current view of how those tools are influencing the process of drug discovery.

The Sept. 30 SLAS Webinar is presented by JALA and JBS, the official journals of SLAS, and is free to SLAS dues-paying members. Doench also is co-instructor for an SLAS2016 Short Course, Gene Editing for Drug Discovery and featured in the SLAS e-zine.
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SLAS2016 Special Session: Biobanking — Evolving from Managing Small Molecules to Biological Molecules
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The quantity of biological samples and derivatives is rising with the introduction of biological drug molecules, nucleic acid screening and the archiving of clinical samples to support translational medicine. This growth presents challenges in automating the processes to collect, prepare, distribute and archive the materials and the resultant data.

Four experts will discuss ways to address these challenges at SLAS2016, Monday, Jan. 25, from 3-5 p.m. Clive Green of AstraZeneca, Karen Billeci of Genentech, Marcie Glicksman of Orig3n and Oliver Peter of Actelion Pharmaceuticals will share their creative ideas. This session is presented in partnership with the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories.
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Protein Patch Helps Heart Build New Muscle
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An international scientific team says it has identified a protein that helps heart muscle cells regenerate after a heart attack. The researchers also showed that a patch loaded with the protein and placed inside the heart improved cardiac function and survival rates after a heart attack in mice and pigs. Animal hearts regained close to normal function within four to eight weeks after treatment with the protein patch. More


Study Paints New Portrait Of Cell's Response To Stress
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The textbook picture of what happens to proteins in cells stressed by heat might need to be redrawn, according to a new study. The conventional understanding is that misfolded and otherwise damaged proteins aggregate in response to heat shock. Those aggregated proteins need to be fixed or, if they can't be fixed, degraded and disposed of. But D. Allan Drummond of the University of Chicago and coworkers found that the aggregates are reversible and certain proteins maintain their activity while aggregated. More


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First Test of an Anti-Aging Drug is Now on Trial
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On a blazingly hot morning this past June, a half-dozen scientists convened in a hotel conference room in suburban Maryland for the dress rehearsal of what they saw as a landmark event in the history of aging research. In a few hours, the group would meet with officials at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a few kilometers away, to pitch an unprecedented clinical trial — nothing less than the first test of a drug to specifically target the process of human aging. More


Lab-Grown Kidneys Work in Vivo
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A team led by investigators at the Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo has shown that mini kidneys grown in vitro from human stem cells can be connected to the excretory systems of rats and pigs. Several groups have developed lab-grown mini kidneys, but connecting the organoids to a host animal's excretory system has been a challenge. The Jikei University team applied an approach called stepwise peristaltic ureter to connect its lab-grown mini kidneys to the transplant recipient's ureter. More




Researchers Redefine the Rules of Chemistry
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Research by a Northumbria academic could have a significant impact on the teaching of chemistry after he developed a radical new interpretation of a 99-year-old rule featured in all standard textbooks. Dr Marcus Durrant, a Reader in Northumbria's Department of Applied Sciences, realised that the treatment of hypervalency in the Lewis theory of chemical bonding was flawed while he was teaching the theory to students. More


Dynamics of Energy Transfer in a Conjugated Dendrimer Driven by Ultrafast Localization of Excitations
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Solar energy conversion starts with the harvest of light, and its efficacy depends on the spatial transfer of the light energy to where it can be transduced into other forms of energy. Harnessing solar power as a clean energy source requires the continuous development of new synthetic materials that can harvest photon energy and transport it without significant losses. With chemically controlled branched architectures, dendrimers are ideally suited for these initial steps. More


A Better Way to See and Study How Two Cells Interact
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Interactions between brain cells hold the key to healthy brain function and cognition, but many of those interactions are notoriously difficult to study. Now, University at Buffalo researchers and their colleagues at other institutions are publishing a paper online in Nature Communications about a new method they developed to more precisely capture how brain cells interact. The work was led by scientists at UB's Hunter James Kelly Research Institute who conduct research to better understand myelin, the fatty insulator that enables communication between nerve cells. More


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