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SLAS Webinar November 20

New Advancements in Paper-Microfluidic Point-of-Care Diagnostics, featuring Christina Swanson of Diagnostics for All.


 

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Two Elected to SLAS Europe Council
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Congratulations to Marc Bickle and Catherine Kettleborough, who begin three-year terms on the SLAS Europe Council January 2015.

Bickle of Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics and Kettleborough of MRC Technology were elected by their peers last month in the first election of the SLAS Europe Council.

They replace Sabrina Corazza of Axxam and Jörg Kutter of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, who were appointed by the SLAS Board of Directors when the inaugural Council formed in the fall of 2013.
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SLAS ELN Reports: Microfluidic Diagnostics at the Point of Care — The Power of Paper
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2014 SLAS Innovation Award winner Patrick Beattie talks about his work at the nonprofit Diagnostics for All, formed to advance the new technology of paper microfluidics.

"The founders were committed to using it [the technology] for global good," said Beattie. "It combined what I had been doing in the field with what I had been missing — working at the intersection of engineering and biology."

Read more in the latest feature article in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine. Paper microfluidics also will be explored in an SLAS Webinar, free to dues-paid SLAS members, on Nov. 20.
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New at JALA Online: Advances in Techniques for Probing Mechanoregulation of Tissue Morphogenesis
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A team from The University of Arizona in Tucson review the numerous approaches based on biochemical, biomaterial and biophysical techniques developed in the past decades to elucidate the mechanoregulation of tissue morphogenesis.

They summarize techniques and approaches for probing the mechanoregulation of tissue morphogenesis, illustrate their applications in vasculature development and discuss the potential and limitations of these methods with a view toward the investigation of a wide spectrum of tissue morphogenic processes.
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Build Your SLAS2015 Itinerary with the Event Scheduler
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The searchable SLAS2015 Event Scheduler allows you to review scientific program abstracts, scientific poster titles, special session descriptions, exhibitor listings and Exhibit Hall map.

With the handy "My Itinerary" function, you can build — and save — a personalized schedule of activities to organize and maximize your time at SLAS2015, Feb. 7-11, Washington, D.C.
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Attention JALA & JBS Authors & Reviewers: Update Your Info & Opt-in Today
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Be sure you receive important e-mail announcements by updating your personal profile information in the JALA and JBS SAGEtrack systems. Pay special attention to your "attributes" (areas of expertise) selections and be sure to "OPT-IN," so SLAS can keep you informed of special issues and other publication opportunities.
  • JALA SAGEtrack Users: Login, click on your name (top/right of homepage), select User ID & Password from the dropdown menu.
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    The Washington Post: Francis Collins on Leadership
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    The paper's weekly podcast features SLAS2015 keynote speaker and NIH Director Francis Collins.

    Collins speaks about the unique challenge of leading scientists, how science strengthened his spirituality and what he's learned about motivating people.
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    SLAS to Name Young Scientist Delegate at ShanghaiTech-SIAIS BioForum 2014
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    For the first time, an SLAS Strategic Alliance Young Scientist Delegate will be named in China at BioForum 2014, through a collaboration with the Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies of ShanghaiTech University.

    The Nov. 17-21 international symposium will focus on cellular processing of information and features 23 invited distinguished scientists including Nobel Prize winner Paul Greengard.

    The SLAS Young Scientist Delegate will be selected from poster presenters at the event and receive a $500 cash prize, roundtrip coach airfare, shared hotel accommodations and full conference registration for SLAS2015, Feb. 7-11, 2015 in Washington D.C.
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    Subdued Employment Growth Ahead for Chemists
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    After seven years of turmoil, the economy is stabilizing, but it's far from robust. Chemists and chemical engineers, like their peers in other fields, have seen thousands of jobs evaporate, many never to return. Nor are those cutbacks finished: Reductions announced recently include specialty pharmaceuticals maker Allergan's plan to lay off 1,500 employees this year and biotech Amgen's intent to cut as many as 4,000 jobs by 2016. More

    Scientists Make Enzyme That Could Help Explain Origins of Life
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    Mimicking natural evolution in a test tube, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have devised an enzyme with a unique property that might have been crucial to the origin of life on Earth. Aside from illuminating one possible path for lifes beginnings, the achievement is likely to yield a powerful tool for evolving new and useful molecules. More

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    Genome-Editing System Slides Proteins into Cells, Skips Protein-Encoding DNA
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    Genome editing is usually a two-step process. First, stuff cells with DNA that encodes for genome-editing proteins. Second, let the DNA insert itself into the cell's DNA and begin expressing the genome-editing proteins, which then, finally, begin altering the genome. The process is fraught with difficulties, particularly in the first step. Many DNA delivery strategies cannot be used in animal or human patients. More

    Study Shows Wide Diversity In Deep Well Microplates
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    A recent study by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kent, U.K., revealed significant levels of contamination found in more than 50 percent of the commercially available deep well microplates tested. The study, updating an earlier study in 2005, gives data on a large range of microplates from numerous manufacturers based in Europe, the United States and China. Mass spectral data shows that persistent contamination from a range of compounds found in the raw polymer master batch continues to be evident in many of the microplates tested. More


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    Could Copper Prevent Spread of Ebola?
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    Copper could help to prevent the spread of Ebola, researchers have found. While hand washing, disinfectants and quarantine procedures alone have been found to be insufficient to contain the spread of the virus, research has offered promising evidence that antimicrobial copper — engineering materials with intrinsic hygiene benefits — could be a valuable addition to these existing measures. More

    Complete Biosynthetic Pathway of Anditomin: Nature's Sophisticated Synthetic Route to a Complex Fungal Meroterpenoid
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    Anditomin and its precursors, andilesins, are fungal meroterpenoids isolated from Aspergillus variecolor and have unique, highly oxygenated chemical structures with a complex bridged-ring system. Previous isotope-feeding studies revealed their origins as 3,5-dimethylorsellinic acid and farnesyl pyrophosphate and suggested the possible involvement of a Diels-Alder reaction to afford the congested bicyclo[2.2.2]octane core structure of andilesins. More



    Regenerative Cells: Hope for People Disabled by Spinal Cord Injury
    By Dorothy L. Tengler    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Stem cells have several unique properties that separate them from other cells. They can replenish themselves for long periods of time by dividing, and they are unspecialized cells that can differentiate into specialized cells such as nerve or heart cells. Spinal cord injury is one such target of regenerative cell therapy. SCI is an important contributing factor to morbidity and mortality across the world. But researchers are optimistic with the recent case with Darek Fidyka, whose recovery from paralysis may just open the door to a treatment of SCI that will get people out of wheelchairs. More

    Development of a GC/Quadrupole-Orbitrap Mass Spectrometer, Part I: Design and Characterization
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    Identification of unknown compounds is of critical importance in GC/MS applications (metabolomics, environmental toxin identification, sports doping, petroleomics, and biofuel analysis, among many others) and remains a technological challenge. Derivation of elemental composition is the first step to determining the identity of an unknown compound by MS, for which high accuracy mass and isotopomer distribution measurements are critical. More


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