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SLAS2015 Innovation AveNEW Exhibitors Announced
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Eight start-up companies offering innovative new technology products and services have been named to SLAS Innovation AveNEW at SLAS2015, Feb. 7-11, 2015, Washington, DC. "Core to our Society's mission is to bring attention to — and to help nurture — promising innovations that can help scientists achieve their research goals," said SLAS President Daniel G. Sipes. Representing four countries, the companies are: New for SLAS2015, Innovation AveNEW participants also will receive one-on-one consultations with recognized expert entrepreneurs who specialize in the scientific technology industry: Scott Atkins of Inside Out Innovations; Kevin Hrusovsky of Quanterix; and Rob Nail of Singularity University. More

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Nov. 20 SLAS Webinar: New Advancements in Paper-Microfluidic Point-of-Care Diagnostics
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Christina Swanson, Ph.D., senior scientist at Diagnostics for All (DFA), presents the latest in patterned-paper platform work to develop enzymatic assays, immunoassays and nucleic acid amplification devices to assist in global health efforts.

The DFA platform was invented in conjunction with George Whitesides at Harvard University. The SLAS Webinar is free to dues-paid SLAS members, both live on Nov. 20 and on demand at a later date.
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2015 JALA & JBS Art of Science Contest Entries Due Dec. 24, 2014
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Pictured here is the 2014 JALA & JBS Art of Science Contest winner, The Tree of Life (C.elegans worms on a chunk of agar) created by Tomasz Koprowski of the Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering in Zurich, Switzerland. Submit your mesmerizing scientific image for a chance to win the 2015 grand prize – a fully paid registration to SLAS2016, Jan. 23-27, 2016, in San Diego, CA. Ten finalists will receive autographed copies of the book I Heard the Sirens Scream: How Americans Responded to the 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks by SLAS2015 keynote speaker Laurie Garrett, plus 60 days free online access to the SAGE Pharmacology & Biomedical Collection (nearly 100,000 articles!). More

SLAS Special Interest Groups Meet at SLAS2015
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Fourteen SLAS Special Interest Groups will hold meetings at SLAS2015 in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 10-11.

Search “(SIG)” in the SLAS2015 Event Scheduler to locate your topic(s) of interest, and click through for the SIG meeting description and to add to your SLAS2015 itinerary.
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    SLAS Europe Meeting Nov. 20-21: Novel Strategies for Drug Discovery
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    SLAS and the Spanish Drug Discovery Network present a two-day gathering of leading academic and industry drug discovery professionals in Tres Cantos, Madrid, Spain, Nov. 20-21, 2014. Scientific presentations span four topic areas: European Academic Infrastructure for Early Drug Discovery; Trends in Translational Assays for Drug Discovery; The Impact of Chemical Biology in Discovering Novel Pharmacological Targets; and Open Innovation Models. To encourage and support next generation scientists, a discounted student registration rate is offered and a Student Poster Award program is being held. First place includes an invitation to present at SLAS2015. More

    From the LabAutopedia Book List — What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
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    Credit: xkcd.com
    Randall Munroe takes his quirky, stick-figure webcomic xkcd to the next level in this book, "a collection of answers to hypothetical questions" submitted to him through the xkcd website. Questions include:
    • What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light?
    • I assume when you travel back in time you end up at the same spot on the Earth's surface. At least, that's how it worked in "Back to the Future" movies. If so, what would it be like if you traveled back in time, starting in Times Square, New York, 1,000 years? 10,000 years?
    • Would it be possible to get your teeth to such a cold temperature that they would shatter upon drinking a hot cup of coffee?
    • If every person on Earth aimed a laser pointer at the moon at the same time, would it change color?
    Munroe provides the answers.
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    Closing the Gap for Generic Nanomedicines
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    In October 2011, drug shortages were such a pressing issue in the U.S. that President Barack Obama issued an executive order urging the Food & Drug Administration to streamline the approval process for new therapeutics that could fill the voids. One of the more noticeable voids was in the supply of Doxil, a nanoparticle chemotherapy drug. 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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    Catalyst-Where-You-Want-It Method Expands the Possibilities for New Drug Development
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    Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry have described a method for creating and modifying organic compounds that overcomes a major limitation of previous methods. The advance opens up a large number of novel chemical structures for synthesis and evaluation, for example, as candidate pharmaceuticals. More

    Monster Cancer Chromosome is Made from Shattered DNA
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    When chromosomes shatter, they sometimes reform into giant circular monsters. These beasts gobble up cancer genes, incorporate them into their DNA, and seed aggressive tumors. The discovery is an example of the giant leaps of evolution that cancer can take and could lead to drugs that stop the process. More


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    Fighting HIV with Stem Cells and Cutting-edge Genetics
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    "Berlin Patient" Timothy Brown was cured of HIV after he received stem cells from a patient naturally immune to the disease. His story inspired two companies to try and recreate that natural immunity in HIV patients using stem cells and two (then-new) gene-editing techniques. The approach has proven so popular that long before conclusive clinical trial results are due in, a third team has entered the fray: Harvard University. More

    The Highly Reactive Benzhydryl Cation Isolated and Stabilized in Water Ice
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    Diphenylcarbene (DPC) shows a triplet ground-state lying approximately 3 kcal/mol below the lowest singlet state. Under the conditions of matrix isolation at 25 K, DPC reacts with single water molecules embedded in solid argon and switches its ground state from triplet to singlet by forming a strong hydrogen bond. More



    Single Gene Regulation Found to Inhibit Addictive and Depressive Behaviors
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    Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai report that regulation of a single, specific gene in a brain region related to drug addiction and depression is sufficient to reduce drug and stress responses. They published their epigenetic study ("Locus-specific epigenetic remodeling controls addiction- and depression-related behaviors") in Nature Neuroscience. More

    Scientists Electrochemically Detect Protein Binding on Semiconductors
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    Scientists have succeeded in electrochemically detecting protein binding on semiconductor materials for the first time, thanks to a newly developed investigative method based on differences in electrical charge. Now the physicists are working on an optical process to detect and localize protein binding directly under a microscope, for example, a method that could launch new applications in medical research and diagnostics. More

    The Good, the Bad, and the Selfie
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    The barbarians were at the gates, the handwriting on the wall. Their digital firepower was unstoppable. Without further ado, they stormed the ramparts, overrunning scientific strongholds. There is no turning back now. Social media is a juggernaut, its impact profound and already making itself felt in ways that few could have envisioned. More


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