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SLAS2013 scientific program features expanded Informatics Track
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Responding to SLAS2012 participant feedback, the SLAS2013 program features a comprehensive Informatics Track comprising 24 presentations covering all aspects of scientific informatics — doubling the previous year. Additionally, a two-hour SLAS2013 Informatics Special Interest Group meeting focuses on informal discussions and personal networking. Can't wait until January? Join the SLAS Informatics SIG community on LinkedIn. More


SLAS members have instant access to 17 years worth of original scientific research
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JALA and JBS exclusively address the unique interests of the laboratory science and technology community. SLAS LAS members may access JALA Online, and SLAS BSS members may access JBS Online. SLAS Combo members may access both. These comprehensive catalogs of peer-reviewed research reports are highly rated and available 24/7/365. More

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Tackle the Data, Capture the Meaning, Do Great Science
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SLAS Extracting Meaning From Your Data webinar series presenters Paul Taylor, Chris Bouton and Donald G. Jackson share solution-focused information in the latest feature on SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood. Take a look, and then mark your calendar for the next live webinar in the series, TripleMap: Next Generation Semantic Search & Analytics for Life Sciences on Nov. 13 at 9 a.m. EST (14:00 UTC). Bouton walks through specialized software for evaluating big data, and how to build, analyze and share dynamic knowledge maps enabling broader ability for qualitative information exchange. More

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Congratulations, Alexander Daschner and Kamran Honarnejad — the latest SLAS Young Scientist Award Delegates to SLAS2013!
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Each year, winning student poster presenters from SLAS Strategic Alliance partner events earn all-expense-paid trips to the SLAS Annual Conference and Exhibition. At MipTec 2012, Alexander Daschner and Kamran Honarnejad of the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany, took first place for their poster, "A Novel Multifactorial Drug Candidate for Alzheimer's Disease: High-Throughput-Screening, Identification and Efficacy Characterization." Honarnejad will represent the team at SLAS2013 in Orlando, Fla. Pictured is Daschner (left) with SLAS representative Al Kolb. Photo by Sascha Grimmer. More

SLAS2013 keynoter Sir Harold Kroto warns about chemical weapons
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"We're on the verge of extinction if we cannot solve this problem — that is to produce politicians prepared to sit down with the other person and solve the problems without sending young people to kill each other," stresses Sir Harold Kroto, 1996 winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. His video was produced by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. More


One week remains to for maximum SLAS2013 registration savings
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SLAS members: Register by Oct. 31 to save up to $440, and then experience more than 130 scientific presentations, interact with 300-plus multinational companies showcasing their latest products and services, and take advantage of the outstanding networking offered when 4,500 laboratory science and technology thought leaders converge Jan. 12-16 in Orlando, Fla. Need additional information? Visit the SLAS2013 website. More


Protein-labeling technique allows high-resolution visualization of molecules inside cells
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The glowing green molecule known as green fluorescent protein has revolutionized molecular biology. When GFP is attached to a particular protein inside a cell, scientists can easily identify and locate it using fluorescence microscopy. However, GFP can't be used with electron microscopy, which offers much higher resolution than fluorescence microscopy. Chemists from MIT have now designed a GFP equivalent for electron microscopy. More

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Terumo BCT launches $100,000 grant with new Blood Safety Innovation Award
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The company offers the new international Blood Safety Innovation Award to support scientific and clinical research to enable new advances in blood safety in hematology, immunology and other related fields with up to $100,000 in grants. Clinicians, researchers and scientists at academic institutions and associations who are interested in blood safety across all device platforms are encouraged to submit Expressions of Interest by the Dec. 31 deadline. More

Versatile strategy for biochemical, electrochemical and immunoarray detection of protein phosphorylations
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Protein kinases catalyze the phosphorylation of cellular proteins involved in the regulation of many cellular processes and have emerged as promising targets for the treatment of several diseases. Conventional assays to monitor protein kinase activity are limited because they typically rely on transfer of radioactive phosphate or phospho-specific antibodies that recognize specific substrates or sequence motifs. More

Green route to glycols
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A metal-organic compound encapsulated in the nanosized pores of a crystalline solid selectively converts epoxides to diols in high yield under mild reaction conditions and with far less need for excess reagents, according to researchers at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, in China. The finding may help reduce costs and energy use in production of ethylene glycol and related products. More

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Young blood really is the key to youth
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Humans are constantly searching for an elixir of youth — could it be that an infusion of young blood holds the key? This seems to be true for mice, at least. According to research presented at the Society for Neuroscience conference in New Orleans, giving young blood to old mice can reverse some of the effects of age-related cognitive decline. More

DNA gel responds to stimulation
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Two researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, created a gel made of DNA that mechanically responds to stimuli in much the same manner as human cells. At only 10 microns wide, the DNA gel is roughly the size of a human eukaryotic cell, and shows similar active fluctuations and mechanics to cells. The gel contains stiff DNA nanotubes linked together by longer, flexible DNA strands serving as the substrate for molecular motors. More


3-D structure of an unmodified G protein-coupled receptor in its natural habitat    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Scientists have determined the three-dimensional structure of a complete, unmodified G-protein-coupled receptor in its native environment: embedded in a membrane in physiological conditions. Using NMR spectroscopy, the team mapped the arrangement of atoms in a protein called CXCR1, which detects the inflammatory signal interleukin 8 and, through a G protein located inside the cell, triggers a cascade of events that can mobilize immune cells, for example. More

Measuring the electric charge and zeta potential of nanometer-sized objects using pyramidal-shaped nanopores
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Nanometer-scale pores are capable of detecting the size and concentration of nanometer-sized analytes at low concentrations upon analyzing their translocation through the pore, in small volumes and over a short time without labeling. Here, we present a simple, widely applicable, robust, and precise method to measure the zeta-potential of different nano-objects using nanopores. More


New vaccine strategy works against herpes, and potentially HIV
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Yale researchers developing a new technique for vaccination against genital herpes have succeeded, but their research may have implications far beyond what they set out to accomplish. Employing a two-part immune-system-boosting strategy known as "prime and pull," the researchers have effectively coaxed the body's own antibodies into setting up a defensive blockade in tissues that formerly were not conducive to such immune responses. More

New evidence-based 3D cell culture web portal launched
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Reinnervate offers a new 3-D cell culture portal for scientists in the life science sector. The resource brings together a wide variety of information, protocols, peer-reviewed papers and videos to help not only those who are considering the adoption of 3-D cell culture but also those already using this approach to growing cells in vitro. 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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