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From the SLAS President: Would You Like $100K to Advance Your Research?
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SLAS has started its search for the third recipient of the prestigious SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant. This $100,000 award is disbursed over two years to provide stipend support for promising research being conducted by students in graduate degree programs related to quantitative biosciences and/or life sciences R&D. Dec. 11, 2017, is the due date for 2018 applications, and the award will be announced in spring 2018.

"SLAS is particularly proud of this important program and even prouder of the two young researchers who earned the first grants — Erik Werner for the University of California, Irvine; and Julea Vlassakis for the University of California, Berkeley," says SLAS President Scott Atkin. Read more in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine.


Abstracts Due Dec. 8: 2018 SLAS Europe Conference and Exhibition
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SLAS invites research scientists, engineers, academics and business leaders to submit abstracts for presentation at the 2018 SLAS Europe Conference and Exhibition, June 27-29, 2018, in Brussels, Belgium. Educational tracks include:
  • Emerging Investigative Biology
  • Technology
  • Discovery
Presenting at 2018 SLAS Europe is a sure way to improve your research, expand your professional network and enhance your brand reputation. If you have expertise in the field of life sciences discovery and technology — or an interesting story or case study to share — please consider this opportunity to contribute to the 2018 SLAS Europe scientific program.


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Do You Need More Information on SLAS2018?
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The SLAS2018 Preliminary Program is now available to assist your conference planning and attendance justification. Available in both digital reader and print-friendly PDF format, the SLAS2018 Preliminary Program contains comprehensive event information, including podium presentation details, Short Course abstracts, a schedule of events, an exhibitor list and Career Connections program information.

Need to make a business case to obtain funding to attend? Check out some helpful tips.

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3D Assays and SAMDI/MALDI-TOF Added to SLAS On-Demand Webinar Library
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Two new SLAS Webinars were added recently to the growing SLAS library of world class education and information:

3-Dimensional Assays: What Must Be Done for Setting Up and Validating for Downstream Microplate Reader and Imaging Applications
Presented by Bradley Larson (BioTek Instruments) and Mark Rothenberg (Corning Life Sciences)
Open to both SLAS members and non-members

Detecting Small Molecule Non-Covalent Binders Utilizing SAMDI and the Bruker MALDI-TOF — Proof of Concept for a New Screening Format
Presented by Erica VanderPorten (Genentech)

Browse the library for other topics of interest.



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As CRISPR gene editing marches closer to the clinic, several researchers have been tinkering to unleash the DNA editor on another nucleic acid: RNA, the intermediary messenger between DNA and proteins. A team led by Feng Zhang of Broad Institute of Harvard University & MIT now report the first CRISPR complex engineered to edit individual bases of RNA. "This is quite exciting, and I am talking about a competitor here, so I shouldn't be excited," says Mitchell R. O'Connell, who studies CRISPR RNA-targeting at the University of Rochester Medical Center. More

Researchers Map Trends in Drug Development
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From a drug perspective, G protein-coupled receptors are the most utilized cell receptors in the body. They are uniquely accessible at the cell surface, and a third of all drugs sold in the U.S. target them. A new mapping by the University of Copenhagen and Uppsala University of all these drugs on the market and currently tested in clinical trials has been published in the prestigious journal Nature Reviews Drug Discovery. More

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New Molecule Shows Promise in HIV Vaccine Design
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Researchers at the University of Maryland and Duke University have designed a novel protein-sugar vaccine candidate that, in an animal model, stimulated an immune response against sugars that form a protective shield around HIV. The molecule could one day become part of a successful HIV vaccine. "An obstacle to creating an effective HIV vaccine is the difficulty of getting the immune system to generate antibodies against the sugar shield of multiple HIV strains," said Lai-Xi Wang, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UMD. More

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Supramolecular Sensors for Opiates and Their Metabolites
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The present study highlights a sensing approach for opiates using acyclic cucurbituril (aCBs) sensors comprising four glycouril units terminated on both ends with naphthalene fluorophore walls. The connectivity between the glycourils and naphthalene rings largely defines the opening size of the cucurbituril cavity and its diameter. The large hydrophobic binding cavity is flexible and is able to adapt to guests of various size and topology. More

Immune Cell Behavior May, Ironically, Suppress Effectiveness of Immunotherapy
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Scientists say a process in an important immune cell may shed light on the limitations of immunotherapy as a cancer therapy. Regulatory T cells (Treg cells) are known to suppress immune function after T cells finish their job in fighting an infection. Cancer immunotherapy functions by boosting the immune system to attack cancer. Thus, when Tregs suppress the immune response, the cancer-fighting effect stops. More

Heavy Metal Thunder: Protein Can Be Switched on to Conduct Electricity Like a Metal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When pushing the boundaries of discovery, sometimes even the most experienced of scientists can get a surprise jolt from a completely unpredictable result. That was the case for ASU Regents' Professor and biophysicist Stuart Lindsay, who has spent his career building new microscopes that have become the eyes of nanotechnology and next-generation, rapid and low-cost DNA and amino acid readers to make precision medicine more of a reality. More

Base Editing Now Able to Convert Adenine-Thymine to Guanine-Cytosine
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Base editing is a relatively recent genome-editing technique that swaps one DNA base pair for another, offering researchers the potential to correct harmful, single-nucleotide mutations in the human genome. But current classes of base editors only allow the conversion of cytosine-guanine (C-G) base pairs to thymine-adenine (T-A) base pairs, rendering a substantial proportion of such mutations un-targetable with this approach. More

A Quantum Spin Liquid; Honeycomb Lattice Meets Elusive Standards of the Kitaev Model
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Researchers from Boston College and Harvard have created an elusive honeycomb-structured material capable of frustrating the magnetic properties within it in order to produce a chemical entity known as "spin liquid," long theorized as a gateway to the free-flowing properties of quantum computing, according to a new report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. More


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