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SLAS2014 early-bird registration deadline is tomorrow
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Remember: Thursday, Oct. 31, is the deadline for SLAS members to save $300 on full-conference registration for SLAS2014, which takes place Jan. 18-22 in San Diego.

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SLAS ELN Reports: Stem Cell Technologies Rapidly Joining Established Techniques for Screening, Laboratory R&D
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New technologies are making deriving, maintaining, characterizing and differentiating human iPS lines easier, faster and more cost-effective and will be explored in a new short course at SLAS2014. Starting with the basics and continuing through characterization assays to lineage-specific differentiation protocols for producing physiologically relevant cell lines, the course will provide a deep-dive into the field that's rapidly changing drug discovery. Read more in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine article featuring David Kahler, Justin Ichida and Kelvin Lam. More

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SLAS Endowed Fellowship news
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Major advancements were made in 2013 by the UCLA School of Dentistry research team (home of the SLAS Endowed Fellowship) in using nanodiamonds for brain cancer therapy, leukemia treatment and enhanced bone growth for regenerative medicine applications. This SLAS award was the first to be made from the SLAS Endowment Fund, established last year to provide start-up funding for research projects with the potential to advance the disciplines, technologies and skills involved in screening and molecular discovery, including support of graduate and undergraduate training in these areas. More


SLAS awards FIRST team grant
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Congratulations to SLAS member David Pechter who was awarded a $500 SLAS grant to assist his work with the Mighty Monkey Wrenches of Ewing FIRST team. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) inspires young people to be leaders by engaging them in mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills. The SLAS FIRST Team Grants Program launched in July, and a limited number of grants remain available.

Read more about Pechter in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine.

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SLAS at the 5th Spanish Drug Discovery Network Meeting in Valencia, Spain
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Emilio Diez-Monedero (pictured on right) from the SLAS Europe Council and Matteo Pederzoli (pictured on left), SLAS Europe director, represented SLAS at the 5th Spanish Drug Discovery Network (SDDN) Meeting on Oct. 24-25.

Diez-Monedero and Pederzoli introduced SLAS to the SDDN members and shared news of the opening of the SLAS Europe office.

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Real-Time Monitoring Cell Migration/Invasion
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Get results fast with Hamamatsu’s FDSS µCELL, an imaging-based microplate reader. This affordable, simple-to-use reader accommodates 96- or 384-well microplates for kinetic cell-based assays such as GPCR, ion channel, prolyl isomerase, transporter, and light-activated receptor or channel assays. Click here for more info.

2013 SLAS Membership Survey and Sweepstakes closes Oct. 31
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SLAS members: ensure SLAS knows what matters most to you. Respond to the 2013 membership survey by tomorrow, Oct. 31. All who complete the survey are eligible for a Sweepstakes Drawing featuring some terrific prizes, including an expense-paid trip to attend SLAS2014. More

SLAS2014 exhibitors — Nov. 4 deadline for Late Night with LRIG
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Submit your application for this exhibitor-exclusive opportunity to offer quick hits of your latest innovations in technology products and services impacting laboratory automation and screening on Monday, Jan. 20, during SLAS2014, San Diego. Companies will be notified by Nov. 29, and slides will be due no later than Dec. 16. Late Night with LRIG always is a popular, highly interactive forum at SLAS. More



Researchers ID 11 new Alzheimer's genes
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The largest international Alzheimer's disease genetics collaboration to date has found 11 new genetic areas of interest that contribute to late onset Alzheimer's Disease, doubling the number of potential genetics-based therapeutic targets to interrogate. The study, published in Nature Genetics, provides a broader view of genetic factors contributing to the disease and expands the scope of disease understanding to include new areas including the immune system. More

Targeting cancer's 'queen bees' with better tissue modeling    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In many types of cancer, standard chemotherapy cures only a fraction of patients. Treatments are often too toxic to normal cells and they fail to selectively kill cancer's stem cells, which can survive treatment and, like the queen bee of a beehive, give rise to new malignant cells. Hunting for compounds that target the cancer stem cells of the blood cancer acute myeloid leukemia is now easier thanks to years of work by a collaborative team of scientists. More


Letter urges lawmakers to allow NSF to advance research across broad spectrum of disciplines
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In a letter to House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), the American Association for the Advancement of Science and over 70 other organizations urged lawmakers to protect the integrity of the scientific enterprise and to continue to allow NSF to evaluate and fund research proposals in all disciplines, based on scientific merit review, which is "the very process that has led this country to be the world leader in science." More

Smithsonian celebrates the birth of biotech
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Electrophoresis chambers, packages of the first recombinantly produced insulin, presumably long past their expiration dates, and many other artifacts took their place in a new exhibit, the Birth of Biotech, unveiled Oct. 24 at the National Museum of American History, part of the Smithsonian Institution. The occasion confirms, as if confirmation were necessary, that biotech, though hardly 30 years old, is now a national institution, part of the American consciousness. More

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Elucidating the breathing of the metal-organic framework MIL-53(Sc) with ab initio molecular dynamics simulations and in situ x-ray powder diffraction experiments
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Ab initio molecular dynamics simulations have been used to predict structural transitions of the breathing metal–organic framework MIL-53(Sc) in response to changes in temperature over the range 100–623 K and adsorption of CO2 at 0–0.9 bar at 196 K. The method has for the first time been shown to predict successfully both temperature-dependent structural changes and the structural response to variable sorbate uptake of a flexible MOF. More

Latest automation techniques in immunohematology testing
By Dr. Afsaneh Motamed-Khorasani    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Automated analyzers have been used in many clinical laboratories since their discovery in mid-1950s. They have many advantages that include improved quality of preanalytical steps, reduced error rates and reduced individual exposure to biohazardous materials. Newer techniques such as column agglutination, solid-phase red cell adherence assay and erythrocyte-magnetized technology are being adapted in immunohematology. More


Neutrons, electrons and theory reveal secrets of natural gas reserves
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Gas and oil deposits in shale have no place to hide from an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technique that provides an inside look at pores and reveals structural information potentially vital to the nation's energy needs. The research by scientists at the Department of Energy laboratory could clear the path to the more efficient extraction of gas and oil from shale, environmentally benign and efficient energy production from coal and perhaps viable carbon dioxide sequestration technologies. More

Webinar addresses 3D cell-based models for regenerative medicine
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Two-dimensional cell cultures have provided a number of breakthroughs for understanding human tissues and diseases, as well as for discovering and testing new drugs, but they have limitations. As a result, technologies that facilitate growing cells in three-dimensional configurations have been developed to make cellular behaviors in vitro better resemble the body. Dr. Elad Katz, a senior scientist at AMSBIO, offers a new on-demand webinar to explore the potential of 3D cell-based models for regenerative medicine and drug discovery. More

Scans pinpoint moment anaesthetic puts brain under
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Anesthetics usually knock you out like a light. But by slowing the process down so that it takes 45 minutes to become totally unresponsive, researchers have discovered a new signature for unconsciousness. The discovery could lead to more personalized methods for administering anesthetics and cut the risks associated with being given too high or too low a dose. It also sheds new light on what happens to our brain when we go under the knife. More

New strategies to improve your CE-SDS results: A data-driven perspective
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Capillary SDS gel electrophoresis has been widely adopted by the biopharmaceutical industry for automation of therapeutic protein analysis. In a Nov. 14 webcast, Kevin Overstreet from Eli Lilly and Company will demonstrate the major challenges of CE-SDS sample preparation with real-life data and examples. He will also share proven strategies to achieve reproducible peak areas and migration times, minimize user-to-user sample preparation variability and improve workflow efficiency through automated sample preparation. More

BMG LABTECH Introduces The CLARIOstar
BMG LABTECH is releasing its newest instrument, the CLARIOstar, a high performance microplate reader with advanced monochromators, spectrometer, and filters. With this cutting-edge, hybrid technology, the CLARIOstar offers clear superiority with unparalleled flexibility and sensitivity.

Anything is possible with BMG LABTECH’s CLARIOstar. Any wavelength. Any bandwidth. Any assay.
Low residual volume plate washing
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Prestwick Chemical Library 1,280
The Prestwick Chemical Library moves into its 14th year of leading the industry with its collection of 1,280 approved drugs available in multiple formats. Applications range from assay development and calibration to single substance and combination screens. Prestwick also provides follow-up chemistry services for lead discovery and optimization.


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