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SLAS2012 travel awards announced
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Thirty nine up-and-coming students, postdocs and junior faculty have been named Tony B. Academic Travel Award recipients for SLAS2012, which takes place Feb. 4-8 in San Diego. Awardees from Warsaw to Dallas to Seoul receive complimentary travel, hotel accommodations and conference registration to participate as podium or poster presenters. More


SLAS election under way
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SLAS members: Learn more about the candidates and cast your vote for the SLAS 2012 Board of Directors by midnight Central Standard Time Dec. 2. Questions? Contact Mary Geismann. More

Small automated pipettors perform big
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Ready to "Forge a Career Outside of Pharma?"
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New ELN article shows how SLAS members apply their laboratory science and technology skills in food, forensics and agricultural labs. "There’s no question that the food industry is rife with possibilities because we all have to eat," says W. Jeffrey Hurst, The Hershey Company. More

The SLAS wiki needs you!
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LabAutopedia is a collaborative compilation of the world's laboratory science and technology knowledge, grown and updated by an online community. View the list of topics needing coverage. More


New on JBS Online
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"Common Seed Analysis To Identify Off-Target Effects in siRNA Screens" posted to JBS Online this week. More

Multispan: Source for High Quality GPCR Assays

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What's moving you to SLAS2012?
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"The scientific program, absolutely — the new information. I am also looking forward to seeing the new products and applications in the exhibit hall, and I really enjoy regrouping with my colleagues from a networking perspective, but also socially." — Sandra Nelson, Ph.D., Head of High Throughput Screening, Drug Discovery Center, University of Cincinnati. More
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Introducing the BIND® SCANNER from SRU Biosystems
SRU Biosystems has introduced the first and only high resolution, optical, label-free plate reader. Capable of measuring functional responses in individual cells, the SCANNER represents a new paradigm in drug discovery enabling the use of primary cells earlier in drug discovery process. Contact us to learn more.
MaxCyte Excels in Difficult-to-Transfect Cells
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H. Gobind Khorana, 89, Nobel-winning scientist, dies
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H. Gobind Khorana, who rose from a childhood of poverty in India to become a biochemist and share in a Nobel Prize for his role in deciphering the genetic code, died in Concord, Mass. He was 89. His death was announced by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where Dr. Khorana was a professor emeritus. More


Plasticity of astroglial networks in olfactory glomeruli
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Several recent findings have shown that neurons as well as astrocytes are organized into networks. Indeed, astrocytes are interconnected through connexin-formed gap junction channels, allowing exchanges of ions and signaling molecules. The aim of this study is to characterize astrocyte network properties in mouse olfactory glomeruli where neuronal connectivity is highly ordered. More

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Discovery and characterization of heme enzymes from unsequenced bacteria
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Bacteria and other living organisms offer a potentially unlimited resource for the discovery of new chemical catalysts, but many interesting reaction phenotypes observed at the whole organism level remain difficult to elucidate down to the molecular level. A key challenge in the discovery process is the identification of discrete molecular players involved in complex biological transformations because multiple cryptic genetic components often work in concert to elicit an overall chemical phenotype. More

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Drug approvals are up in 2011
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The Food & Drug Administration approved 35 new medicines in fiscal 2011, which ended on Sept. 30. The agency is using the result, the second-highest total in the past 10 years, to argue for renewal of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act, which authorizes the agency to collect user fees from industry to fund the drug approval process. More


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Bringing the cell image into focus
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Improvements in transmission electron microscope technology increase the power of this imaging tool for the study of cell biology. The first published report demonstrating the improved resolving power of the transmission electron microscope over light microscopy for imaging cell ultrastructure was published in 1945 by Keith Porter, Albert Claude, and Ernest Fullam. More

Japanese physicist publishes Fukushima radiation records
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A physicist's readings provide insight into the conditions in the region surrounding the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant soon after the magnitude 9 earthquake and resultant tsunami which caused the reactors to explode. In the run up to the accident, a physicist at the Fukushima Medical University, Tsuneo Konayashi, had been measuring the background levels of gamma radiation, the numbers of secondary particles from cosmic ray impacts and the amount of radon in the atmosphere. More

Corning® Epic® Label-Free Technology

The Epic System is a high-throughput label-free screening platform based on optical biosensor technology. The system performs both biochemical and cell-based drug discovery applications and offers drug developers the ability to evaluate promising new drug targets. It also allows for the observation of direct biological interactions not previously detectable in high-throughput applications

Discovery of a cytokinin deaminase
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An enzyme of unknown function within the amidohydrolase superfamily was discovered to catalyze the hydrolysis of N-6-substituted adenine derivatives, several of which are cytokinins. Cytokinins are a common type of plant hormone, and N-6-substituted adenines are also found as modifications to tRNA. More

Rapid and robust generation of functional oligodendrocyte progenitor cells from epiblast stem cells
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Myelin-related disorders such as multiple sclerosis and leukodystrophies, for which restoration of oligodendrocyte function would be an effective treatment, are poised to benefit greatly from stem cell biology. Progress in myelin repair has been constrained by difficulties in generating pure populations of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells in sufficient quantities. More


Some tumors contain factors that may block metastasis
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Scientists are another step closer to understanding what drives tumor metastasis, as laboratory models suggest there are factors inside tumors that can slow their own growth. In a recent issue of Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, Raul A. Ruggiero, Ph.D., a biological researcher at the National Academy of Medicine in Buenos Aires, Argentina, described this novel mechanism. More

Team uses genome sequencing to track bacterial pathogen evolution during outbreak
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In a study appearing online in Nature Genetics, a Massachusetts-led research group described some of the genetic changes that occurred in Burkholderia dolosa bacteria over several years in individuals with cystic fibrosis who became infected with the pathogen during an outbreak in Boston. More

DNA Extraction WorkStation

Thermo Scientific Orbitor KingFisher Flex Extraction Workstation allows users to extract more nucleic acids/proteins in less time. The small, easy-to-use solution provides unattended walk-away time, better control of processes and greater sample consistency combined with an audit trails of all operations performed (time-stamped, stored records). Contact us to learn more.
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Director, Ground Water and Ecosystems Restoration Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
USA – OK – Ada

Postdoctoral Scholarship in Thermochemical Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass
Luleá University of Technology
Europe – Sweden – Luleá

Clinical Lab Scientist Team Leader – Core Laboratory
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
USA – CA – Los Angeles

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