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Free SLAS webinar tomorrow: Extracting Meaning From Your Data
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Donald G. Jackson, Ph.D., Bristol-Myers Squibb Research & Development, leads the Thursday, Sept. 27 webinar, "Data Management, Analysis and Visualization Tools for Understanding Multidimensional Screening Results." The 60-minute webinar, free for SLAS members, begins at 11:30 a.m. EDT. More


Take a 'sneak peek' at SLAS2013
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SLAS CEO Greg Dummer talks about why SLAS2013, Jan. 12-16 in Orlando, Fla., is THE place to learn how to increase productivity, elevate experimental data quality, reduce lab process cycle times or enable experimentation that's otherwise currently impossible. Watch the short video. More

JALA October issue and podcast are live
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JALA October, part one of a two-part special issue on Robotics in Laboratory Automation, is now available only to SLAS Laboratory Automation Section members ahead of print on JALA Online. Also, the October podcast, "A Conversation with the Authors of A Serial Sample Loading System: Interfacing Multiwell Plates with Microfluidic Devices," featuring manuscript authors Tushar Rane and Helena Zec with JALA Podcast Editor David Pechter, is live. More

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Nominations due in five days
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There is still time to submit your name to the SLAS Nominations Committee for the 2013 SLAS Board of Directors election. But, do so soon! Nominations are due at 12:00 midnight, U.S. Central, Oct. 1. More

Charles Sabine: Advocate for science
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SLAS2013 keynote speaker Charles Sabine, former Emmy-Award winning broadcast journalist, now devotes his talents, time and energy to promoting scientific research and connecting those involved in finding treatments with those whose lives they impact. "I want researchers to realize just how important the work they do is from day to day," Sabine stresses. Read more in SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood.
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Career Connections — Big plans for SLAS2013
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Special workshops and sessions address job search, job success and job advancement at SLAS2013 in Orlando, Fla. One-on-one career counseling also is available by appointment. Plan now to take advantage of these free activities to help you reach your goals. More

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Bacteria's key innovation helps understand evolution
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Several years ago researchers at Michigan State University reported discovering a novel, evolutionary trait in a long-studied population of Escherichia coli, a rod-shaped bacterium commonly found in the lower intestine of mammals. The E. coli added a helping of citrate to its traditional diet of glucose, even though other E. coli can't consume citrate in the presence of oxygen. More

Scientists engineer novel DNA barcode    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Much like the checkout clerk uses a machine that scans the barcodes on packages to identify what customers bought at the store, scientists use powerful microscopes and their own kinds of barcodes to help them identify various parts of a cell, or types of molecules at a disease site. But their barcodes only come in a handful of "styles," limiting the number of objects scientists can study in a cell sample at any one time. More


Quantitative synthesis of genetically encoded glycopeptide libraries displayed on M13 phage
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Phage display is a powerful technology that enables the discovery of peptide ligands for many targets. Chemical modification of phage libraries have allowed the identification of ligands with properties not encountered in natural polypeptides. In this report, we demonstrated the synthesis of 2 × 108 genetically encoded glycopeptides from a commercially available phage-displayed peptide library (Ph.D.-7) in a two-step, one-pot reaction in <1.5 h. More

Chemists score alkyl fluorination
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Chemists now have a general method to directly fluorinate alkyl C–H bonds, thanks to work by Princeton University's John T. Groves and coworkers. The operationally simple reaction features a manganese porphyrin catalyst and easily handled fluoride salts as the fluorine source. It allows difficult fluorinations under mild reaction conditions at previously inaccessible sites on an array of aliphatic molecules of medicinal importance. More

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Scientists identify protein required to regrow injured nerves in limbs
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A protein required to regrow injured peripheral nerves has been identified by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The finding, in mice, has implications for improving recovery after nerve injury in the extremities. It also opens new avenues of investigation toward triggering nerve regeneration in the central nervous system, notorious for its inability to heal. More

Optimizing the sensitivity of photoluminescent probes using time-resolved spectroscopy: A molecular beacon case study
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Improving probes so that they can perform more sensitive and accurate detections is at the heart of much fundamental and applied research. Within the past few years a considerable amount of effort has been devoted to the study of photoluminescent probes in combination with time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy. More

BPA linked with abnormal egg cells
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Girls exposed to the chemical bisphenol A while in the womb may be at increased risk for reproductive problems later in life, a new study in monkeys suggests. In the study, female monkeys exposed to BPA in the womb were at higher risk for abnormal egg development compared with those not exposed to BPA. In female monkeys, as in humans, egg formation begins before birth. More

Human telomere sequence DNA in water-free and high-viscosity solvents: G-quadruplex folding governed by Kramers rate theory
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Structures formed by human telomere sequence DNA are of interest due to the implication of telomeres in the aging process and cancer. We present studies of HTS DNA folding in an anhydrous, high viscosity deep eutectic solvent comprised of choline choride and urea. In this solvent, the HTS DNA forms a G-quadruplex with the parallel-stranded ("propeller") fold. More

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Learn about the latest technologies for plant genetic engineering
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Dr. Jon Chesnut, research fellow at Life Technologies, is presenting a free webinar to introduce the newest genome editing technology for plants and explain available cloning and algae engineering technologies. The webinar is offered Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. PT, Oct. 10 at 7 a.m. PT and Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. PT. Select the one that best meets your schedule. More

METTLER TOLEDO webinar helps forensic laboratories overcome new challenges
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Recent changes in regulations and documentation requirements are presenting new challenges to crime labs in the United States. The Forensic Magazine and METTLER TOLEDO webinar, Good Weighing Practice for Forensic Laboratories, is now available on demand. This webinar features expert speakers from the fields of criminal law and metrology who provide insights into the newly required calculation and documentation of measurement uncertainty. More


Key immune cell may play role in lung cancer susceptibility
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Why do many heavy smokers evade lung cancer while others who have never lit up die of the disease? The question has vexed scientists for decades. Now, new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests a key immune cell may play a role in lung cancer susceptibility. Working in mice, they found evidence that the genetic diversity in natural killer cells contributes to whether or not the animals develop lung cancer. More

A clock that will last forever: Proposal to build first space-time crystal
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Imagine a clock that will keep perfect time forever, even after the heat-death of the universe. This is the "wow" factor behind a device known as a "space-time crystal," a four-dimensional crystal that has periodic structure in time as well as space. However, there are also practical and important scientific reasons for constructing a space-time crystal. More

Rapid Sample Transfer Between Different Labware Formats
This application note by INTEGRA discusses and demonstrates how the advent of adjustable spacing multichannel pipettes presents labs with a valuable new tool for accelerating tasks where samples need reformatting while at the same time increasing precision, reliability and comfort of the pipetting procedure. MORE
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