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SLAS2013 early-bird deadline extended due to Hurricane Sandy
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In light of the significant disruption caused by Hurricane Sandy along the United States Atlantic Coast, SLAS has extended the SLAS2013 early-bird deadline to Monday, Nov. 5 (from Oct. 31). SLAS wishes safety and a quick recovery to everyone affected, and we'll see you in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 12-16. More


SLAS2013 Tony B. Academic Travel Award winners announced
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45 students from 12 countries earned invitations to present their scientific achievements at SLAS2013. "The Tony B. Awards reflect the heart of the SLAS mission by encouraging the next generation of scientific thought leaders to explore the future of laboratory science and technology," says SLAS President Dave Dorsett. Through this program, each student will receive roundtrip travel, shared hotel accommodations and full conference registration. More

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Microfluidics-Based CTC Chip Moves Closer to the Clinic
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In 2007, a Harvard-based research team changed the face both of microfluidics and cancer detection forever when they described in Nature their novel circulating tumor cell chip. SLAS2013 keynote speaker Mehmet Toner, Ph.D., led the research team that made these and related seminal discoveries. Read more in SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood now, and hear Toner at SLAS2013, Jan. 12-16, Orlando, Fla. More

JALA Scientific Advisor Chad Mirkin named Lee Kuan Yew Distinguished Visitor
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Nanyang Technological University and the National University of Singapore hosted world-renowned chemist and nanoscience expert Chad Mirkin, Ph.D., as the 66th invited guest of the Lee Kuan Yew Distinguished Visitor Programme. Mirkin presented two public lectures in Singapore on his groundbreaking nanotechnology discoveries and met extensively with NTU and NUS faculty and students. SLAS looks forward to Mirkin's keynote presentation at the Third Annual SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition, June 5-7, 2013, Shanghai, China. More

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Are You Hitting This LinkedIn Roadblock?
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According to author Wayne Breitbarth, who will conduct two SLAS Career Connections workshops at SLAS2013, "This week I want to help a very special group of loyal LinkedIn users. As a matter of fact, I am thinking maybe this group should start a LinkedIn group that could be called something like 'My Boss Hates LinkedIn Users Group.'" Learn more about using this business-networking tool by visiting Breitbarth's blog. More

Nov. 13 webinar: specialized software for big data evaluation
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The second live webinar in the SLAS fall series, Extracting Meaning from Your Data, is Nov. 13 at 9 a.m. EST (14:00 UTC). Entagen CEO Chris Bouton offers "TripleMap: Next Generation Semantic Search & Analytics for Life Sciences." Read more about Bouton and other webinar series presenters' work in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood feature, "Tackle the Data, Capture the Meaning, Do Great Science." More


Late Night with LRIG: Rapid Fire Innovation Session
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Applications are now being accepted for Late Night with LRIG, scheduled to take place at SLAS2013 on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 from 7-9 p.m. Apply today and take advantage of this additional forum to showcase your company, product or service to SLAS2013 participants. The application deadline is Nov. 5. Contact Mary Geismann with any questions. More

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Chemists approach elusive Breslow intermediate
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A 54-year quest for carbene chemists just took a big step toward resolution: German researchers say they've generated and characterized elusive Breslow intermediates, which are crucial players in biochemistry and catalysis. "The Breslow intermediate is the Higgs boson of the N-heterocyclic carbene catalysis field," says Jeffrey W. Bode of ETH Zurich, who was not involved in the work. More

Aminonaphthalene 2-cyanoacrylate (ANCA) probes fluorescently discriminate between Amyloid-β and prion plaques in brain
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A major challenge for diagnosing and monitoring the progression of amyloid-based diseases is the capability to distinguish between amyloid deposits that are associated with related, but distinctly different, diseases. Here, we demonstrate that aminonaphthalenyl 2-cyanoacrylate-based probes can fluorescently discriminate between different types of amyloid deposits in brain. More

Solving stem cell mysteries
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The ability of embryonic stem cells to differentiate into different types of cells with different functions is regulated and maintained by a complex series of chemical interactions, which are not well understood. Learning more about this process could prove useful for stem cell-based therapies down the road. New research from a team led by Carnegie's Yixian Zheng zeroes in on the process by which stem cells maintain their proper undifferentiated state. More

Scientists identify major flaw in standard approach to global gene expression analysis
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Whitehead Institute researchers report that common assumptions employed in the generation and interpretation of data from global gene expression analyses can lead to seriously flawed conclusions about gene activity and cell behavior in a wide range of current biological research. Much of today's interpretation of gene expression data relies on the assumption that all cells being analyzed have similar total amounts of messenger RNA. More

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Scientists use molecular layers to study nanoscale heat transfer
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Scientific research has provided us with a fundamental understanding of how light (via photons) and electricity (via electrons) move within and between materials at the micrometer or nanometer levels, making possible a wide variety of miniature devices such as transistors, optical sensors and microelectromechanical systems. However, man's knowledge of micro- and nanoscale heat flow is rudimentary at best. More

Breakthrough in understanding role of enzyme in disease    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Researchers at the University of Dundee have uncovered the mechanism of an important human enzyme that plays a role in the development of debilitating diseases, including cancer, dementia and diabetes. Professor Daan van Aalten and his team at the university's College of Life Sciences have been studying how proteins in the cell are regulated by an unusual chemical modification called O-GlcNAc. More


Global software company offers free training videos
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DNASTAR strives to help life scientists keep up with the changing sequencing world. Video topic areas include cloning, gene detection, gene expression analysis, multiple and pairwise alignments, next-gen workflows, primers, protein analysis, sequence analysis and visualization, sequence assembly and analysis, and SNP detection and analysis. More

Population Genetics launches funding award for novel population sequencing studies
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Dr. Frank Massam, Chief Commercial Officer, Population Genetics, commented: "The Populus Award 2012 provides an ideal opportunity for a research group with limited funds or experience to gain access to the latest technological and practical expertise in the field. Using our proprietary approaches and funding support, we will enable them to accurately sequence either genomic regions of interest or indeed, whole genes in large populations of samples, providing the next leap in sequencing analysis." More


Microplate reader withstands changes in gravity
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Studying the physiological effects of gravity fluctuations on plants, researchers at the University of Tübingen in Germany use BMG LABTECH's POLARstar microplate reader in parabolic flights. It is known that light and gravity are the two most important factors in helping plants determine where top and bottom are. It is easy to eliminate light to see what effect it has on plants, but trying to investigate changes in gravity prove a little more difficult. More

Three-parent embryo could prevent inherited disease
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Human eggs from two different women have for the first time been combined and then fertilized in a pioneering experiment designed to prevent devastating, inherited mitochondrial diseases. About 4,000 children are born each year in the U.S. with mutations in their DNA that cause problems to their mitochondria — the energy powerhouses of living cells. This result is incurable and sometimes fatal diseases, often affecting the brain and muscles. More

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