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SLAS phenotypic drug discovery webinar next week
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"Phenotypic Drug Discovery Using Primary Human Cells and Co-Cultures: Lessons Learned" will be held live on Tuesday, Nov. 12, beginning at 11:30 ET. Ellen L. Berg, Ph.D., scientific director of BioSeek (a division of DiscoveRx), will talk about what makes a good phenotypic drug discovery screen and how to manage the data. This SLAS Webinar is free to dues-paid SLAS members; register today. Berg also is co-guest editor of the December 2013 and January 2014 two-part special issue of JBS on phenotypic drug discovery; many scientific manuscripts from the special issue are now online and available to SLAS Biomolecular Sciences Section members ahead-of-print. More


From the SLAS President: refreshed and retooled
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Jeff Paslay, Ph.D., invites all to grab a cup of coffee and explore the new! Per Paslay, the revised site "demonstrates a new, streamlined approach to navigation that allows visitors to more easily identify and access the breadth of resources we have available on and through At a glance, even first time visitors can easily recognize the energy and high-standards that have come to reflect SLAS, its mission and its members." Let SLAS know what you think — send an e-mail to More

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Welcome to SLAS2014 Innovation AveNEW!
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Congratulations to the eight companies selected for Innovation AveNEW, that dedicated area of the Exhibit Hall hosting emerging and start-up companies offering promising new laboratory technologies. Truly representing SLAS’s global reach, SLAS2014 Innovation AveNEW companies are based in Canada, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands and the United States. More


New at JBS Online from upcoming special issue on phenotypic drug discovery
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To identify compounds that may lead to the development of better and safer medicines for sickle cell anemia, "we have established a method using primary human bone marrow day 7 erythroid progenitor cells (EPCs) to screen for compounds that induce γ-globin production." A team from GlaxoSmithKline, Collegeville, PA, published "Development of Phenotypic Screening Assays for γ-Globin Induction Using Primary Human Bone Marrow Day 7 Erythroid Progenitor Cells" now available only to SLAS Biomolecular Sciences Section members and JBS subscribers ahead-of-print. More

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Use the SLAS2014 Event Scheduler to maximize your time in San Diego
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The SLAS2014 Event Scheduler allows you to review scientific program abstracts, view exhibitor listings and Exhibit Hall layout, and utilize robust search options. With the handy "My Itinerary" function, you can build a personalized schedule of activities to organize your time at SLAS2014, Jan. 18-22, San Diego. Explore the SLAS2014 Event Scheduler today! More

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SLAS Career Connections in San Diego
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Take advantage of a full menu of career-enhancing programs designed exclusively for life science R&D professionals at SLAS2014 in San Diego. Workshop participation and personal coaching opportunities are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Mentoring and career advice from American Chemical Society (ACS) San Diego Chapter members
  • Mock Interviews: Preparation and Practice for Getting the Jobs You Want Workshop presented by Dan Eustace, Ph.D., University of Connecticut
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Using breath-borne biomarkers for 'discovery' of the human exposome
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According to recent research, 70−90 percent of long-term latency and chronic human disease incidence is attributable to environmental (human exposome) factors through the gene−environment interaction. Environmental exposure science is now embarking on a new "discovery" path for decoding the human exposome using biomarkers in breath and other biological media. More


Proteins in their natural habitat    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Proteins which reside in the membrane of cells play a key role in many biological processes and provide targets for more than half of current drug treatments. These membrane proteins are notoriously difficult to study in their natural environment, but scientists at the University of Oxford have now developed a technique to do just that, combining the use of sophisticated nanodiscs and mass spectrometers. More

'Bubble kid' success puts gene therapy back on track
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Most parents dream of a 5-week-old baby who sleeps through the night, but Aga Warnell knew something was wrong. Her baby, Nina, just wasn't hungry in the way her other daughters had been. Within weeks, Nina became very ill, says her father, Graeme. She was admitted to hospital with a rotavirus infection. Then she picked up pneumonia. It turned out Nina had a condition called severe combined immunodeficiency. More

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Brain cells a mixed bag, genetically
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Scientists using single-cell genomics have found that human neurons display a surprising degree of genetic diversity. This finding reinforces recent studies of neuronal genomes that have revealed extra or missing chromosomes, or pieces of DNA that can copy and paste themselves throughout the genomes. Moreover, it suggests that a simplified view of a cell's individuality — the idea that each cell has the same DNA as other cells but differs because of how its DNA is read — exaggerates the degree of perfection attained by our genes. More

Making hydrogen
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If scientists can figure out how to tap the power of the sun to convert cheap, abundant resources to valuable fuels such as hydrogen, and do so in an inexpensive and sustainable way, they will have taken a big step toward solving the world's energy problems. The potential payoff is driving a worldwide effort to find a practical light-driven way to split water and extract hydrogen, an environmentally friendly fuel. More


Cutting edge: What's new in pharmaceutical R&D
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It is clear that pharmaceutical companies are tackling serious diseases in therapeutic areas that heretofore were more challenging. But new technology has changed that landscape forever. And patients with diseases like cystic fibrosis, cancer, celiac disease and Crohn's disease — just to name a few — now have a wide variety of drugs to look forward to in the near future. Many pharmaceutical companies are forming alliances with significant monetary investments to improve both their product lines and their bottom lines. More

New chemistry: Drawing and writing in liquid with light
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University of Helsinki researchers have manufactured photochemically active polymers which can be dissolved in water or certain alcohols. The new soluble, photosensitive polymer was created by doctoral student Szymon Wiktorowicz. In the study, a 365-nm laser was aimed at a solution into which the polymer was partially dissolved. When exposed to light, the polymer switched to its cis conformation, dissolving completely and leaving a clear form which was visible in the cloudy solution. More

Crafting a better enzyme cocktail to turn plants into fuel faster
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Scientists looking to create a potent blend of enzymes to transform materials like corn stalks and wood chips into fuels have developed a test that should turbocharge their efforts. The new research, published in October in the journal Molecular BioSystems, is part of a worldwide effort to create fuels from plants that are plentiful and aren't part of the food supply. It's possible to do this today, but the process is costly, laborious and lengthy. More

Metallo-supramolecular cyclic polymers
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Cyclic brush polymers represent an exciting new macromolecular topology. For the first time, this new topology has been combined with metallo-supramolecular interactions to construct novel cyclic brush polymers. Here, ring-expansion metathesis polymerization was used to synthesize a universal cyclic template with a polynorbornene backbone, which was further modified with the metal-chelating synthon terpyridine. 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.

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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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