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SLAS Nominations Committee endorses new members for 2014 SLAS Board of Directors
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The SLAS Nominations Committee endorses Alastair Binnie of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Richard Eglen of Corning Life Sciences and Mike Snowden of AstraZeneca for three-year terms of Board service beginning January 2014. Binnie, Eglen and Snowden were selected for their breadth and depth of executive management experience to join the SLAS Board of Directors. In accordance with SLAS Policy, if no valid petition nominating alternate candidates is received by Dec. 13, 2013, the appointment of these three individuals will be moved forward to the current Board for official acclamation. More

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Applications due Nov. 15 for Late Night with LRIG at SLAS2014
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Showcase your latest products and technology improvements at the popular Late Night with LRIG Rapid Fire Innovation Session, Monday, Jan. 20, at SLAS2014 in San Diego. Only 15 companies are awarded this premium time with attendees in an open discussion format. More

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SLAS ELN Reports: Cultivating Genius - The UT Freshman Research Initiative
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The University of Texas at Austin is fundamentally changing the paradigm of undergraduate education in the sciences and serving as a model for other universities interested in modernizing their curricula and priorities for the 21st century. The UT Freshman Research Initiative takes students out of lecture halls and quickly puts them face-to-face with real, original research, working hand-in-hand with faculty mentors. More

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JALA Online: Four automated systems to detect CT/NG compared
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Nucleic acid amplification tests for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae have evolved from being completely manual to fully-automated systems in a relatively short period of time. In the latest JALA technical brief, four automated systems routinely used for the detection of CT/NG were assessed for total run time, hands-on and available walk-away time associated with a run, and ease of instrument set up, operation, and maintenance. SLAS Laboratory Automation Section members and JALA subscribers can now review ahead-of-print. More


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New at SLAS Europe
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To better serve laboratory science and technology professionals working Europe, the SLAS Europe office launched a new, SLAS Europe website; will represent SLAS at EU-OPENSCREEN in Oslo, Norway, Nov. 19; and confirmed that Steven van Helden of the European Lead Factory will participate in the SLAS Academic Drug Discovery Special Interest Group program at SLAS2014. More


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Come Transform Research with SLAS
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In conjunction with the recently redesigned SLAS.org, SLAS is proud to unveil its new organizational tagline: Come Transform Research. Resulting from a brand research initiative, Come Transform Research is intended to capture the essence of SLAS as a leading-edge, participatory, global community where science and technology professionals not only interact and stay abreast of relevant news, but actually help chart the future of laboratory technologies for scientific advancement. More

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DNA methylation linked to metabolic disease
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In the first in-depth analysis of DNA methylation in fat, a process that affects the regulation of genes, researchers have linked regions of methylation to metabolic traits such as high body mass index and obesity. Charting DNA methylation is vital to understanding genetic regions associated with disease. These chemical tags form part of the epigenome: the chemical and structural changes to DNA that affect the function of a person's genome. More

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Lung epithelial branching program antagonizes alveolar differentiation
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Mammalian organs, including the lung and kidney, often adopt a branched structure to achieve high efficiency and capacity of their physiological functions. Formation of a functional lung requires two developmental processes: branching morphogenesis, which builds a tree-like tubular network, and alveolar differentiation, which generates specialized epithelial cells for gas exchange. More

Biomarker discovery — the need for new generation peptideprotein microarrays
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The progression from health to disease is marked by significant biological changes within an individual. Clinically presenting symptoms, however, can be non-specific and variable enough to hinder diagnosis, and may appear only after a disease has already become well-established and consequently more difficult to treat. More


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Organizing programmed nanoparticles into highly complex nanostructures
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Animal and plant cells are prominent examples of how nature constructs ever-larger units in a targeted, preprogrammed manner using molecules as building blocks. In nanotechnology, scientists mimic this "bottom-up" technique by using the ability of suitably structured nano materials to "self-assemble" into higher order architectures. More

Evolution of environmental exposure science: 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

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In search of a sugar's secrets
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The discovery of the origin of enigmatic "waste" sugar molecules within the cell also hints that they serve some as-yet-undefined function. Within a cellular compartment called the endoplasmic reticulum, certain proteins become decorated with sugar molecules by a process called N-glycosylation, before being delivered to the cell surface. More

Race to create pyrolysis biofuels gets hot
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As a biofuel, ethanol has drawbacks. Conventional engines and infrastructure can corrode when exposed to it. The alcohol can absorb water from the air, reducing its already low energy density and complicating combustion. And making it by fermentation consumes roughly half of the chemical energy available in its ideal starting material, glucose. More



Call in fetal blood cells to cure sickle cell anemia
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The secret to curing sickle cell anemia could be in our genes. People with the disease have abnormally shaped red blood cells and experience pain and breathlessness as a result. Fetuses produce special RBCs that are not affected by the sickle cell mutation, but these almost completely stop being produced a year after birth. More

How zinc starves letha bacteria to stop infection
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Australian researchers have found that zinc can "starve" one of the world's most deadly bacteria by preventing its uptake of an essential metal. The finding, by infectious disease researchers at the University of Adelaide and The University of Queensland, opens the way for further work to design antibacterial agents in the fight against Streptococcus pneumoniae. More


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