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Congratulations to SLAS Tony B. Academic Travel Award Winners!
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Fifty-six students from 12 countries will travel to SLAS2015 to present their scientific work, Feb. 7-11, Washington, D.C. Winners receive roundtrip travel, shared hotel accommodations and full conference registration. The Tony B. Academic Travel Awards honor the late Tony Beugelsdijk, Ph.D., an inspirational and iconic leader in the field of laboratory science and technology who made an extraordinary impact on the SLAS community. More


JBS Online Open Access: A New Experimental Model for Assessing Drug Efficacy against Trypanosoma cruzi Infection Based on Highly Sensitive In Vivo Imaging
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A team from the Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine describe their technology: "The exquisite sensitivity of this noninvasive murine model has been exploited to monitor parasite burden in real time throughout the chronic stage, has allowed the identification of the gastrointestinal tract as the major niche of long-term infection, and has demonstrated that chagasic heart disease can develop in the absence of locally persistent parasites." More

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SLAS2015 Programs for Students and Early Career Professionals
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In addition to immersing students in the scientific program and exhibition, SLAS2015 offers activities specifically designed for those new to the laboratory science and technology community, including:
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    Calling all Canadians! It's Time to Opt-In
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    If you live and work in Canada, you probably are aware that new Canada Anti-Spam Law (CASL) requires you to opt-in to receive e-mails from SLAS, JALA and JBS. To ensure that you continue to receive news and announcements, please login to your member and/or user accounts and opt-in:
    • SLAS Members: Go to MySLAS (at top/left of homepage) and login. Under My Profile, go to the SLAS Preferences tab. Make sure "Exclude me from SLAS E-mail?" setting is "No." To edit other preferences, click the edit tool (pencil icon) in the upper right corner of the "My Preferences" tab.
    • JALA SAGEtrack Users: Login, click on your name (top/right of homepage), select User ID & Password from the dropdown menu.
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    Oct. 31: SLAS2015 Early-bird Registration Deadline
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    Take advantage of deepest discounts for SLAS2015 when you register by Friday, Oct. 31. This early-bird discount is exclusive for dues-paying members of SLAS. You can join SLAS, or renew your member dues, during the SLAS2015 registration process. SLAS2015 will be held Feb. 7-11 in Washington, D.C. More


    From the LabAutopedia Book List — Pavlov's Dogs and Schrödinger's Cat: Scenes from the Living Laboratory
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    Author Rom Harré offers a fascinating and enlightening look at the use of plants and animals — including humans — in scientific experiments. He explores the how and why of using living creatures and offers stories of the successful as well as the less-than successful choices made over the years. Is there a book you read that should be included in the LabAutopedia list? Send a note to More

    The Next Generation of Scientists
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    Up-and-coming researchers in Europe who received SLAS Tony B. Academic Travel Awards to SLAS2014 talk about the honor and the opportunity to meet and get to know others like them from around the world.

    Witold Postek, pictured here, was interested in understanding what other researchers thought of his microfluidic device work. "It was interesting to see what others had to say about my work or other methods involving digital PCR," he said.



    Scientists Sniff Out Unexpected Role for Stem Cells in the Brain
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    For decades, scientists thought that neurons in the brain were born only during the early development period and could not be replenished. More recently, however, they discovered cells with the ability to divide and turn into new neurons in specific brain regions. Scientists at the National Institutes of Health report that newly formed brain cells in the mouse olfactory — the area that processes smells — play a critical role in maintaining proper connections. More

    Microscopy Method Goes Deep
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    As a teenager, David N. ­Seidman was so fascinated with atoms that he longed to be able to look at them. "But my high school chemistry teacher said it was impossible to see atoms," recalls Seidman, now a professor of materials science and engineering at Northwestern University. Little did Seidman's teacher know, atoms were about to show themselves for the first time. More

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    In Hopes of Fixing Faulty Genes, One Scientist Starts With the Basics
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    Whether they admit it or not, many (if not most) scientists secretly hope to get a call in October informing them they've won a Nobel Prize. But I've talked to a lot of Nobel laureates, and they are unanimous on one point: None of them pursued a research topic with the intention of winning the prize. That's certainly true for Jennifer Doudna. More

    Bio-Inspired 'Nano-Cocoons' Offer Targeted Drug Delivery Against Cancer Cells
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    Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a drug delivery system consisting of nanoscale "cocoons" made of DNA that target cancer cells and trick the cells into absorbing the cocoon before unleashing anticancer drugs. The work was done by researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. More

    Highly Biocompatible Zwitterionic Phospholipids Coated Upconversion Nanoparticles for Efficient Bioimaging
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    The potential of upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) in various biomedical applications, including immunoassays, biomedical imaging, and molecular sensing, requires their surface derivatized to be hydrophilic and biocompatible. Here, a new family of compact zwitterionic ligand systems composed with functional phospholipids was designed and used for the surface modification of UCNPs. The zwitterionic UCNPs are hydrophilic, compact, and easily functionalized. More

    Discovery Has Researchers '1 Step Away' From Type 1 Diabetes Cure
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    Some are calling it the greatest discovery since insulin. Other believe it's on par with the discovery of antibiotics, but regardless, it is one of the most incredible medical discoveries in our history. After 23 years of research, Harvard professor Doug Melton says scientists are "now just one step away from the finish line" — a cure for Type 1 diabetes. The study, published in the journal Cell, details how Melton used human pluripotent stem cells to create glucose-responsive beta cells — hundreds of millions of them — in vitro. More

    DNA Nano-Foundries Cast Custom-Shaped Metal Nanoparticles
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    Researchers have unveiled a new method to form tiny 3-D metal nanoparticles in prescribed shapes and dimensions using DNA, nature's building block, as a construction mold. The ability to mold inorganic nanoparticles out of materials such as gold and silver in precisely designed 3-D shapes is a significant breakthrough that has the potential to advance laser technology, microscopy, solar cells, electronics, environmental testing, disease detection and more. More

    Chemists Uncover New Role of a Key Base in Organic Synthesis    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    An international team of chemists has discovered a new piece to the puzzle of how a powerful base used in organic synthesis, cesium carbonate, plays a pivotal role during a catalytic reaction. The research, published by the Journal of the American Chemical Society, was led by Jamal Musaev, a theoretical chemist at Emory University, and Ken Itami, an experimental chemist from Nagoya University in Japan. More

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