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SLAS Invites Eight Entrepreneurs to SLAS2016 Innovation AveNEW
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These promising new start-up companies kick off 2016 by bringing their compelling new technology to the SLAS2016 Exhibition. Selected by a panel of judges from more than 30 applicants, the invitation to SLAS Innovation AveNEW provides emerging entrepreneurs with complimentary exhibit space, travel, hotel and conference registration; all for the purpose of putting them and their scientific innovations face-to-face with the world-class professionals at SLAS2016 in San Diego, Jan. 23-27. Congratulations to:
  • Adeptrix Corporation (USA)
  • ClickBio (USA)
  • Dispendix (Germany)
  • Elemental Machines (USA)
  • Meniscense (USA)
  • Omega Biosystems (USA)
  • PAIA Biotech (Germany)
  • SiO2 Medical Products (USA)
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SLAS ELN Reports: Dino Di Carlo — Connecting Science Fiction, Science Fact and Science Future
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Lured into science by fiction stories filled with ingenious feats of genetic engineering, SLAS2016 Co-Chair and JALA Reviews Editor Dino Di Carlo, Ph.D., later pursued bioengineering because of its opportunity to touch the future with today’s research.

"I think science fiction impacts a lot of scientists," Di Carlo says. "It's about imagining what is possible. There's a lot of power in how we could engineer life. I wanted to be part of the positive aspects of what that could mean."

Learn more about the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science professor in the latest feature article in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine and this member video.
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Last Chance: Vote for SLAS Americas Council by Tomorrow, Nov. 5
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Choose from four qualified candidates: John Thomas Bradshaw (Artel, Westbrook, ME), Neal Cosby (Promega Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA), Maureen Stone (Labcyte, Milwaukee, WI) and Andrea Weston (Bristol-Myers Squibb, Wallingford, CT). All dues-paying SLAS members from the Americas are eligible to vote, and should have received an e-mail with their personal membership information and link to the online ballot. Voting ends at 11:59 pm CST on Nov. 5, 2015. More




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Data Sharing: Greater Than the Sum of All Parts
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SLAS2016 keynote speaker Michael Gottesman explains U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) policies for data sharing to accelerate the discovery process.

"When scientists can draw on huge repositories of research data, the discovery process is enhanced in ways not possible if they simply added up all the findings of individual studies," says NIH Deputy Director Gottesman in The NIH Catalyst. "Scientists can explore a wider range of research questions; improve the reproducibility and validation of research results; dig deeper into research questions than perhaps was done by the originators of the data; and advance the innovation of methods and tools for research."

Gottesman’s SLAS2016 address is Monday morning, Jan. 25.
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Win a $500 Amazon Gift Card: Enter the JALA & JBS Art of Science Contest
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Visualization plays an important role in the presentation of scientific work, and often scientific images create mesmerizing shapes, patterns and designs that capture attention and imagination like last year's winner pictured here. These are the images JALA and JBS seek for the 2016 Art of Science Contest.

Ten finalists will receive 60 days free online access to the SAGE Pharmacology and Biomedical Collection, and one grand prize winner will receive a $500 Amazon gift card. Entries are due Jan. 4, 2016. Image credit: Gary James Sarkis of GE Healthcare, Piscataway, NJ.
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Late Night with LRIG: Rapid-Fire Innovation Session Applications Due Nov. 6
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Attendees look forward to fast-paced presentations of new products and technology improvements from the companies selected for this popular evening forum at SLAS2016. Presentations are limited to six minutes and followed by two minutes of Q&A.

Session moderators are Andy Zaayenga of SmarterLab, Anne Kopf-Sill of eFluidics and Sanj Kumar of EuroDiagnostica. Read the application instructions and apply by Friday, Nov. 6.
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How Chemistry Is Helping Physicists Detect Neutrinos
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To learn that neutrinos have mass, this year's Nobel Prize in Physics recipients, Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald, had to first detect the subatomic particles in huge, liquid-filled underground tanks. The rock above these subterranean facilities filters out most cosmic rays bombarding Earth, allowing scientists to observe small, chargeless neutrinos. During the experiments for which they were honored, Kajita and McDonald merely used water as a detection medium at Japan's Super-Kamiokande and Canada's Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, respectively. More


Decades Old DNA Replication Models Called into Question
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It may be time to update biology texts to reflect newly published data from a collaborative team of scientists at Rockefeller University, Stony Brook University, and the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. Using cutting-edge electron microscopy techniques, the investigators gathered the first ever images of the fully assembled replisome, providing new insight into the molecular mechanisms of replication. More


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Stem Cell Similarities
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Embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells, reprogrammed from adult differentiated cells, reportedly behaved differently from one another in myriad studies. But these functional differences between cell types may not be as drastic as previously thought, according to a team led by Konrad Hochedlinger of Harvard University, which published its findings in Nature Biotechnology. More


Study Reveals Structure of Tuberculosis Enzyme, Could Offer Drug Target
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A team of scientists, including several from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, have determined the structures of several important tuberculosis enzymes, which could lead to new drugs for the disease. Tuberculosis, caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, has proved incredibly stubborn even in the age of powerful antibiotics, infecting about one third of all people worldwide. More


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Application of Mass Spectrometry in the Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Nanoclusters
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In recent years, mass spectrometry has been widely used in the characterization of metal nanoclusters. In this feature, we first give an introductory tutorial on mass spectrometry and then highlight the versatile applications of mass spectrometry in accurately analyzing core size, atom-level composition, charge states, etc. of metal nanoclusters and size evolution during synthesis. Finally, some perspectives on the future applications of mass spectrometry in nanocluster research are given. More


Junk DNA Kept in Good Repair by Nuclear Membrane
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Heterochromatin has the dubious distinction of being called the "dark matter" of DNA, and it has even suffered the indignity of being dismissed as "junk DNA." But it seems to get more respectful treatment inside the nucleus, where it has the benefit of a special repair mechanism. This mechanism, discovered by scientists based at the University of Southern California, transports broken heterochromatin sequences from the hurly-burly of the heterochromatin domain so that they can be repaired in the relative peace and quiet of the nuclear periphery. More




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New Computational Strategy Finds Brain Tumor-shrinking Molecules
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Patients with glioblastoma, a type of malignant brain tumor, usually survive fewer than 15 months following diagnosis. Since there are no effective treatments for the deadly disease, University of California, San Diego researchers developed a new computational strategy to search for molecules that could be developed into glioblastoma drugs. In mouse models of human glioblastoma, one molecule they found shrank the average tumor size by half. More


Monolithic Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cell Achieves Record Efficiency
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Organic-inorganic perovskite materials are one of the biggest surprises in solar cell research. In just six years, the efficiency of perovskite solar cells has increased five-fold; moreover, perovskite solar cells can be manufactured from solution and be cost-effectively printed on large areas in the future. Because perovskite layers absorb light in the blue region of the spectrum very efficiently, it is useful to combine these with silicon layers that primarily convert long-wavelength red and near-infrared light. More




Chemist Discovers Way to Isolate Single-Crystal Ice Surfaces
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A Tufts University chemist has discovered a way to select specific surfaces of single-crystal ice for study, a long-sought breakthrough that could help researchers answer essential questions about climate and the environment. "Ice crystals are ubiquitous and could hold the answer to some very important, fundamental questions about our environment, but until now we haven't had the tools to reliably reproduce ice crystal faces in a lab for study," said Mary Jane Shultz, PhD, professor of chemistry in the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University. More


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