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Mirkin to keynote 2013 SLAS Asia conference
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Chad A. Mirkin, Ph.D., of Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., will present the keynote presentation at the Third Annual SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition, June 5-7, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai, China. Mirkin, a JALA Scientific Advisor, is known for his development of nanoparticle-based biodetection schemes, the invention of Dip-Pen Nanolithography (recently recognized by National Geographic as one of the top 100 scientific discoveries that changed the world) and contributions to supramolecular chemistry, nanoelectronics and nanooptics.

Twenty-six other speakers fill five educational tracks on Screening for Novel Biological Mechanisms and Disease Targets; Translational Medicine Basic Research; Assay Development and Screening; Exploring Biological Systems Using Micro/Nano Technology; and Drug Discovery Science.
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SLAS Webinar: Apply design of experiments to pharmaceutical research assays
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The final live webinar in the "Extracting Meaning from your Data" fall series is scheduled for Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m. CT (4:30 p.m. UTC). Paul Taylor, group leader in automation and sample management at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, presents "Application of Design of Experiments in Protein Purification, Assay Development and Ligand Interaction Studies." Two previous sessions from the series are now available On-Demand for SLAS members. More

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Vote! SLAS Board of Directors election ends Monday
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SLAS members are encouraged to vote in the 2013 SLAS Board of Directors election, which ends Monday, Dec. 3. All dues-paid SLAS members received a ballot with voting instructions via e-mail on Nov. 14. Candidates include Joshua Bittker, E.J. Dell, David Dunn, Richard Ellson, Dean Ho, Ali Khademhosseini, J. Paul Robinson and Graham Threadgill. Learn more about the candidates at SLAS.org. Questions? Contact Mary Geismann. More

Dec. 3 deadline for SLAS2013 registration savings
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SLAS2013 early-bird discounts are available until 11:59 p.m. CT, Dec. 3 (5:59 a.m. UTC), saving SLAS members up to $210 and non-members up to $200. Current non-members can join SLAS during the SLAS2013 registration process to maximize savings. Some 4,500 of the laboratory science and technology community's most innovative thought leaders are expected to participate in SLAS2013, Jan. 12-16 in Orlando, Fla. More

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Exhibitors compete for SLAS New Product Award Designations at SLAS2013
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Up to three exhibiting companies will be honored with SLAS New Product Award (NPA) Designations for presenting new products that are judged to be exceptional at SLAS2013, Jan. 12-16, Orlando, Fla. To be eligible for consideration, exhibiting companies must complete and submit brief entry forms by 1 p.m. ET (6 p.m. UTC), Sunday, Jan. 13. Watch the SLAS2013 website for information about all new product launches. More

Get your SLAS2013 commemorative pin
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The limited edition, collectible SLAS2013 lapel pin will be distributed during the opening keynote session featuring Mehmet Toner in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 14. Toner's address explores his groundbreaking work with the circulating tumor cell chip. More


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The challenges of the changing drug discovery model
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The drug development industry is restructuring worldwide. This brings different ways of working and new challenges. As the industry moves away from internally focused research to an external model, project management and communication of science will often be more critical than outstanding science. More


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Flexible, low-voltage circuits made using nanocrystals
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Electronic circuits are typically integrated in rigid silicon wafers, but flexibility opens up a wide range of applications. In a world where electronics are becoming more pervasive, flexibility is a highly desirable trait, but finding materials with the right mix of performance and manufacturing cost remains a challenge. More

Big data won't save pharma, but smart data might
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Intelligent use of large-scale data has become fundamental to other industries: finance, insurance — even sports. But despite its importance in areas of research, data analytics has the potential to do much more if applied across the pharmaceutical enterprise. More



Model sheds light on the chemistry that sparked the origin of life
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The question of how life began on a molecular level has been a longstanding problem in science. However, recent mathematical research sheds light on a possible mechanism by which life may have gotten a foothold in the chemical soup that existed on the early Earth. More

A new terpene synthase
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Many plants and insects produce a curious family of bioactive cyclic terpene molecules called iridoids. Now, a team of researchers led by biochemist Sarah E. O'Connor and postdoc Fernando Geu-Flores at the John Innes Centre, in Norwich, England, have discovered the plant enzyme responsible for turning monoterpenes into these cyclic compounds. More


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Free webinar series on controlling gene expression in eukaryotes
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A series of four webinars will be held Dec. 4, Dec. 5, Dec. 11 and Dec. 12 on Studying Gene Function by Controlling Expression in vivo; Controlling Gene Expression in Transgenic Mice; Tet System: Selected Applications; and Getting Started with Tet-induced Gene Expression — Choosing the Right System for your Application. Takara Bio Europe (St. Germain en Laye) and TET Systems (Heidelberg) are hosting the free webinars. More

Gene expression analysis: A review
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Gene expression is the most fundamental level at which the genotype of an organism gives rise to the phenotype. A free whitepaper from Plexpress in Finland explores how recent results from the ENCODE project enhance understanding of gene expression. More

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You are most likely to die at 11 a.m.
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Particularly when you're older, you're 14 percent more likely to die on your birthday than on any other day of the year. Particularly when you live in certain geographical areas, you're 13 percent more likely to die after getting paid. And particularly when you're human, you're more likely to die in the late morning — around 11 a.m., specifically — than at any other time during the day. More

Giving graphene the bends makes it transistor-ready
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Sometimes bending something destroys it, but graphene grown on a rippling surface develops the semiconducting properties required for it to act as a transistor. The technique could be what's needed for the wonder material to finally replace silicon as the bedrock of computing. More

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Decrypting cryptochrome: Revealing the molecular identity of the photoactivation reaction
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Migrating birds fly thousands of miles or more, often without visual cues and in treacherous winds, yet keep direction. They employ for this purpose, apparently as a powerful navigational tool, the photoreceptor protein cryptochrome to sense the geomagnetic field. The unique biological function of cryptochrome supposedly arises from a photoactivation reaction involving radical pair formation through electron transfer. More

Study reveals the proteins expressed by human cytomegalovirus
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New findings reveal the surprisingly complex protein-coding capacity of the human cytomegalovirus, or HCMV, and provide the first steps toward understanding how the virus manipulates human cells during infection. The genome of the HCMV was first sequenced over 20 years ago, but researchers have now investigated the proteome — the complete set of expressed proteins — of this common pathogen as well. More


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