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SLAS2013 names Innovation AveNEW participants
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Eight entrepreneurial start-up companies offering inventive new products and services have been named to SLAS Innovation AveNEW at SLAS2013, Jan. 12-16, Orlando. "By presenting a highly regarded forum for the introduction of new technologies, the SLAS2013 Exhibition and SLAS Innovation AveNEW, in particular, can catalyze and accelerate the process," says SLAS President Dave Dorsett. More

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In the Pipeline explores recent JBS article
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Popular chemistry blogger Derek Lowe posted last week, "I like to highlight phenotypic screening efforts here sometimes, because there's evidence that they can lead to drugs at a higher-than-usual rate. Here's a new example from a team at the Broad Institute." The example is from a recent JBS article, which is available to SLAS Biomolecular Sciences Section members at JBS Online. More

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The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future is the book of the month on SLAS LabAutopedia. Silicon Valley computer engineer Martin Ford unveils how fast-moving technology has a highly disruptive influence on the economy. SLAS LabAutopedia wiki is home to laboratory science and technology knowledge contributed by experts worldwide. More

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SLAS On-Demand adds November webinar
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"TripleMap: Next Generation Semantic Search & Analytics for Life Sciences" is the latest addition to the SLAS archive of scientific educational materials available to members 365/24/7. It is one of three topics from the 2012 SLAS Fall Webinar Series, "Extracting Meaning from your Data." The final live webinar, "Application of Design of Experiments in Protein Purification, Assay Development and Ligand Interaction Studies," will be held Dec. 11. More


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Earn Marriott points by staying at the Gaylord Palms
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Here is one more reason to stay at the official SLAS2013 hotel — you can earn and redeem Marriott Rewards points and miles during your stay. Marriott International recently acquired the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. More

SLAS Board of Directors election under way
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SLAS members: Learn more about the candidates and cast your vote for the SLAS 2013 Board of Directors by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time Dec. 3. Questions? Contact Mary Geismann. More


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The long and the short of DNA sequencing
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With advances in second-generation sequencing technologies, genome studies have produced an explosion of sequence data at a fraction of earlier costs. The lowest-cost technology can now generate deep coverage of most species, including mammals, in just a few days. The sequence data generated by one of these projects consists of millions or billions of short DNA sequences (reads) that range from 50 to 150 nt in length. More



Researchers develop light-based 'remote control' for proteins inside cells
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Scientists at Stanford University have developed an intracellular remote control: a simple way to activate and track proteins, the busiest of cellular machines, using beams of light. The new method, described in a paper published Nov. 9 in Science, will let researchers shine light on a specific cell region to quickly activate a protein in that area, producing an unusually fine-grained view of the location and timing of protein activity. More

Quantitative structural characterization of local N-glycan microheterogeneity in therapeutic antibodies by energy-resolved oxonium ion monitoring
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Site-specific characterization of glycoform heterogeneity currently requires glycan structure assignment and glycopeptide quantification in two independent experiments. We present here a new method combining multiple reaction monitoring mass spectrometry with energy-resolved structural analysis, which we termed "energy-resolved oxonium ion monitoring." More


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EMA approves meningitis vaccine
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Europe's top drug regulator has recommended approval for the first vaccine against meningitis B, made by Novartis AG. There are five types of bacterial meningitis. While vaccines exist to protect against the other four, none has previously been licensed for type B meningitis. In Europe, type B is the most common, causing several thousand cases every year. More

Fraud fighter: 'Faked research is endemic in China'
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Shi-min Fang tells New Scientist how risking his life and libel writs to expose scientific misconduct in his native China has just won him the inaugural Maddox prize. More

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De novo engineering of a human cystathionine-γ-lyase for systemic l-methionine depletion cancer therapy
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It has been known for nearly a half century that human tumors, including those derived from the nervous system such as glioblastomas, medulloblastoma and neuroblastomas are much more sensitive than normal tissues to l-methionine starvation. More recently, systemic l-Met depletion by administration of Pseudomonas putida methionine-γ-lyase could effectively inhibit human tumors xenografted in mice. More

Biotech developments signal new breakthrough
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The study of proteins (which are found throughout every cell and tissue in the body) is of specific interest to scientists, as they are an integral part of most biological processes. Proteins are composed of amino acids chemically linked together, while shorter stretches of amino acids are commonly referred to as peptides. More

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Nanotech device mimics dog's nose to detect explosives
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Portable, accurate and highly sensitive devices that sniff out vapors from explosives and other substances could become as commonplace as smoke detectors in public places, thanks to researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara. Led by professors Carl Meinhart and Martin Moskovits, researchers have designed a detector that uses microfluidic nanotechnology to mimic the biological mechanism behind canine scent receptors. More

Getting golden tresses by using gold itself
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Forget gold-plated teeth. Researchers have found a way to use the precious metal to dye human hair. As an added bonus for nightclub goers, the resulting golden hair also fluoresces red under blue light, says Philippe Walter, a chemist at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie, in Paris, who led the team that developed the dye technique. More


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