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SLAS selects 2012 Innovation AveNEW exhibitors
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Start-up companies BioTillion (U.S.), CryoGaTT Systems (U.K.), LabMinds (U.K.), NeurAccel (U.S.), Persomics (South Africa), regenHU (Switzerland), Ubiquigent (U.K.) and Venomtech (U.S.) will be featured on Innovation AveNEW at SLAS2012 on Feb. 4-8 in San Diego. More

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Win an iPad2: Enter the JALA and JBS Art of Science Contest
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Submit your creative scientific images to SLAS by Dec. 2 and you might win an iPad2 or one of ten $50 Amazon gift cards! More



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Phenotypically and artificially intelligently ...
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How often do you see these words used together? The Lab Man tells you why in his most recent blog and podcast about several hot sessions being presented at SLAS2012 in February in San Diego. More

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Di Carlo honored with Packard Fellowship
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JALA Editorial Board member and LabAutomation2011 Innovation Award finalist Dino Di Carlo, Ph.D., has been named a 2011 Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering. In the past year, he has also received a Young Investigator Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and an NIH Director's New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health. Congratulations, Dino! More

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ELN member profile: Shalini Prasad
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While her current position in bioengineering at the University of Texas at Dallas means a weekly commute to be with her husband and son in Arizona, Shalini Prasad says the opportunity to work in cancer diagnostics and direct the Biomedical Microdevices and Nanotechnology Laboratory is well worth it. More

8 strong candidates in race for SLAS Board of Directors
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Learn more about the candidates for the 2012 SLAS Board of Directors. All dues-paid SLAS members received a ballot with voting instructions via email on Nov. 15. Questions? Contact Mary Geismann. More
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A flow cytometry-based assay for screening FimH antagonists
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Urinary tract infections, including cystitis and pyelonephritis, affect a large proportion of the population and account for significant medical costs. In more than 80 percent of UTIs, uropathogenic Escherichia coli is the causative pathogen. The initial step in the pathogenesis of the infection is the adherence of UPEC to the human bladder epithelium, enabling the invasion into the host cells and the development of UTIs. More

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Geron announces end of stem cell programs
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In a surprising move for the industry, Geron Coproration, which develops first-in-class biopharmaceuticals for cancer and chronic degenerative diseases, has announced that effective immediately, it will be halting its stem cell programs. Further development of the programs will be discontinued, and the company will instead turn its focus towards its first-in-class oncology programs. More

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High-throughput droplet digital PCR system for absolute quantitation of DNA copy number
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Digital PCR enables the absolute quantitation of nucleic acids in a sample. The lack of scalable and practical technologies for digital PCR implementation has hampered the widespread adoption of this inherently powerful technique. Here we describe a high-throughput droplet digital PCR system that enables processing of approximately 2 million PCR reactions using conventional TaqMan assays with a 96-well plate workflow. More

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Tweaking a gene makes muscles twice as strong: New avenue for treating muscle degeneration
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An international team of scientists has created super-strong, high-endurance mice and worms by suppressing a natural muscle-growth inhibitor, suggesting treatments for age-related or genetics-related muscle degeneration are within reach. The project was a collaboration between researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and two Swiss institutions, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne and the University of Lausanne. More

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Fatty bundles sneak siRNA into cells
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Inside a cell, small interfering RNAs can silence genes responsible for disease, making them ideal molecules for gene therapy. But siRNAs have trouble getting there. Now researchers report that they can smuggle the nucleic acids into cells by wrapping them in lipid nanoparticles. More



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Preparation of highly infective Leishmania promastigotes by cultivation on SNB-9 biphasic medium
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Protozoan hemoflagellates Leishmania are causative agents of leishmaniases and an important biological model for study of host–pathogen interaction. A wide range of methods of Leishmania cultivation on both biphasic and liquid media is available. Biphasic media are considered to be superior for initial isolation of the parasites and obtaining high promastigote infectivity; however, liquid media are more suitable for large-scale experiments. More

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New approach to benefit-risk offers informed, tailored decision-making for non-prescription medicines
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As consumers and health systems move toward greater reliance on self-care, regulatory and clinical decision making should be improved through new tools to assess the unique benefits and challenges of self-care non-prescription, over-the-counter products, according to a new White Paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics. More



Scientists create light from vacuum
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Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology have succeeded in creating light from vacuum — observing an effect first predicted over 40 years ago. In an innovative experiment, the scientists have managed to capture some of the photons that are constantly appearing and disappearing in the vacuum. More


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