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SLAS Nov. 13 TripleMap webinar: Register now for free!
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"TripleMap: Next Generation Semantic Search & Analytics for Life Sciences" is the second SLAS "Extracting Meaning from Your Data" fall webinar series and it's free to SLAS members. Chris Bouton, Entagen CEO, walks through TripleMap capabilities for evaluating big data and how to build, analyze and share dynamic knowledge maps enabling broader ability for qualitative information exchange. The live webinar begins at 9 a.m. EST (14:00 UTC) on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Gain additional insight in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine feature story, Tackle the Data, Capture the Meaning, Do Great Science. More

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SLAS member profile: Giancarlo Basile
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Meet Giancarlo Basile — a sales specialist for Tecan, Cernusco Sul Naviglio, Italy, an active SLAS volunteer, crazy SSC Napoli fan, devoted husband and father of two children. He also makes a great pizza and is happily sharing his recipe with SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine readers! Read this new member profile and explore the robust archive now featuring more than 40 SLAS member experiences and perspectives on science-related topics. More

Unemployed? SLAS can help
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SLAS offers free full conference registration for SLAS2013 to those who are currently unemployed. SLAS2013 offers career building sessions and counseling, as well as opportunities to meet others in the laboratory science and technology community. If interested, please complete the online waiver request form. Requests will be confirmed upon review. Also be sure to visit SLAS Career Connections for year-round job search assistance. More

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SLAS2013 makes headlines
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Thanks to G.I.T. Laboratory Journal in Germany for recently publishing an excellent preview of SLAS2013 highlights. SLAS looks forward to welcoming many of G.I.T. Laboratory Journal's 30,000 readers to Orlando, Jan. 12-16. More

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JBS Online features new manuscripts ahead-of-print
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"Affordable Luciferase Reporter Assay for Cell-Based High-Throughput Screening" and "A Cell-Based High-Throughput Screening Assay for Posttranscriptional Utrophin Upregulation" are among the new manuscripts available only to SLAS Biomolecular Sciences Section members ahead of print. More

Four strategically aligned scientific organizations to share perspectives at SLAS2013
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The Laboratory Products Association (LPA); Laboratory Robotics Interest Group (LRIG); Analytical and Life Sciences Systems Association (ALSSA); and Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) will host special sessions on global trends at SLAS2013, Jan. 12-16, Orlando. LPA, LRIG, ALSSA and AMP are part of the SLAS Global Strategic Alliance Program, which explores and develops collaborative initiatives with related corporate, academic and governments organizations in line with SLAS mission and goals. More


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Barrel-like molecules could lead to cheaper SERS
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Analytical chemists often turn to surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy to detect low concentrations of compounds, including toxins in drinking water or drugs in blood. Unfortunately, the technique is expensive. Now scientists have demonstrated a cheaper way to perform SERS using gold nanoparticles and barrel-like molecules. More

RNA-Seq data analysis webinar
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Dr. Daniel Swan, senior NGS computational biologist at Oxford Gene Technology, discusses how RNA-Seq is revolutionizing the field of transcriptomics by delivering unprecedented biological insight into the way cells function and need for rigorous data analysis procedures. Registration for the free Nov. 15 webinar is required. More


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European Commission approves first gene therapy
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The European Commission has approved UniQure's gene therapy as a treatment for a rare inherited disease that prevents people from metabolizing fat and leads to recurring, painful, and potentially lethal inflammation of the pancreas. It is the first gene therapy regulatory authorities in the Western World have approved for commercial sale. More

1-D and 2-D photonic crystals as optical methods for amplifying biomolecular recognition
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Label-free sensing strategies are an intensely studied and increasingly used alternative to signal amplification via fluorescent labels and enzymatic methods. This article discusses one class of optical sensors, termed "photonic crystals," that effectively amplify binding events (such as analyte capture) via strong light−matter interactions. More



Reactions to everyday stressors predict future health
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Contrary to popular perception, stressors don't cause health problems — it's people's reactions to the stressors that determine whether they will suffer health consequences, according to researchers at Penn State. "Our research shows that how you react to what happens in your life today predicts your chronic health conditions and 10 years in the future, independent of your current health and your future stress," said professor David Almeida. More

Managing data in the cloud age
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As next-generation technology ratchets the price of sequencing lower and lower, users from academic labs to Big Pharma are finding themselves drowning in data. What used to be gigabytes worth of information has become terabytes or petabytes. At the same time, the cost crunch brought on by the global recession has made researchers leery of unnecessary capital spending. More


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Innovations in 3-D cell culture webinars
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Two leading industry experts will be presenting and answering questions on 3-D cell culture and its applications in neuroscience in two live webinars on Thursday, Nov. 8. Scientists must register to join the free webinars offered by TAP Biosystems. More

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Using laser beams, scientists generated quantum matter with novel, crystal-like properties
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By using laser beams MPQ scientists generate quantum matter with novel, crystal-like properties. Both high-valued diamond and low-prized graphite consist of exactly the same carbon atoms. The subtle but nevertheless important difference between the two materials is the geometrical configuration of their building blocks, with large consequences for their properties. More

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A step toward stronger polymers: Counting loops that weaken materials could help researchers eliminate structural flaws
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Many of the objects we encounter are made of polymers — long chains of repeating molecules. Networks of polymers form manmade materials such as plastics, as well as natural products such as rubber and cellulose. Within all of these polymeric materials, there are structural flaws at the molecular level. To form an ideal network, each polymer chain would bind only to another chain. More

Diabetes linked to flu
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The flu virus has another trick up its sleeve — it may trigger diabetes. The good news is that this discovery may give us a way to prevent some forms of the disease. In diabetes, cells do not take up sugar from the blood. This can happen because cells have lost sensitivity to the hormone insulin, leading to what is called type 2 diabetes. Linked to diet and lifestyle, this form of the disease is rapidly becoming more common worldwide. More


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