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SLAS gathering information on automation lifecycle management
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Working with the SLAS Automation Quality Control Special Interest Group, Craig Schulz, Ph.D., principal scientist at Amgen, will discuss automation lifecycle management in Orlando, Fla., at the SLAS2013 SIG meeting, Jan. 16. To ensure a productive discussion, advance information and industry benchmarks are being gathered through a pre-session survey. Even if you cannot attend the SLAS2013 SIG meeting, you are invited to take the survey. More

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How Special are Special Interest Groups? Find Out at SLAS2013
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Fourteen SLAS Special Interest Groups will host meetings during the Second Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition, Jan. 12-16, Orlando, Fla. SIG membership is open and free to all SLAS members, and SIG meetings at SLAS2013 are open to all conference participants. "In our fast-paced, electronic-driven world today, in-person Special Interest Group meetings provide a valued venue to explore shared issues and think collectively about mutual challenges," notes SLAS President Dave Dorsett. More

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Aaron Wheeler receives three prestigious awards
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SLAS2013 Co-chair Aaron Wheeler, University of Toronto, Canada, has been honored for his groundbreaking work. The American Chemical Society presented him with the Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist; the Royal Society of Chemistry named him the Joseph Black Award 2012 winner for his pioneering work developing microfluidic techniques for clinical sample analysis; and Merck-Millipore recognized his work in developing digital microfluidic methods for the extraction and quantification of estrogen with the 2012 Heinrich Emanuel Merck Prize. More

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JBS Online features new manuscripts ahead-of-print
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"The Multidimensional Perturbation Value: A Single Metric to Measure Similarity and Activity of Treatments in High-Throughput Multidimensional Screens," "The Use of Microdialysis Techniques in Mice to Study P-gp Function at the Blood-Brain Barrier" and "High-Throughput Screen Identifies Cyclic Nucleotide Analogs That Inhibit Prostatic Acid Phosphatase" are among the new manuscripts available only to SLAS Biomolecular Sciences Section members ahead of print. More


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SLAS2013 Late Night with LRIG: Rapid-Fire Innovation Session presenters named
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Hosted by SLAS and the Laboratory Robotics Interest Group, this popular, interactive session showcases get-to-the-point presentations of innovative new products and services, followed by plenty of time for questions. Plan your SLAS2013 schedule; Late Night with LRIG is Monday, Jan. 14, 7-9 p.m. More


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SLAS webinar next week: DOE in pharmaceutical research assays
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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" Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m. CT (4:30 p.m. UTC). This is the final, live, free-for-members webinar in the "Extracting Meaning from your Data" fall series. Two previous sessions from the series are available On-Demand. More

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Precisely engineering 3-D brain tissues
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Borrowing from microfabrication techniques used in the semiconductor industry, MIT and Harvard Medical School engineers have developed a simple and inexpensive way to create three-dimensional brain tissues in a lab dish. More



Free webinar: Transient Transfection of Biologically Relevant Cells
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Changes in post-translational modifications can affect the therapeutic potential of biotherapeutics under development, making it important to produce and evaluate antibodies and proteins of interest with human post-translational modifications early in the biotherapeutic development pipeline. Attend the free webinar from MaxCyte, Dec. 12, 11 a.m.-noon ET. More

DNA directly photographed for first time
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Fifty-nine years after James Watson and Francis Crick deduced the double-helix structure of DNA, a scientist has captured the first direct photograph of the twisted ladder that props up life. Enzo Di Fabrizio, a physics professor at the Magna Graecia University in Catanzaro, Italy, snapped the picture using an electron microscope. More


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Curiosity finds carbon — but is it from Mars?
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A tantalizing whiff of carbon-based compounds has been picked up by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover. But it's still not clear whether the eagerly awaited results show the true chemical nature of Mars or are the products of Earthly contaminants. More

Stem cells ready for prime time in drug discovery
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While curative stem cell therapies may be years away, scientists say that conditions are ripe to harness the power of certain stem cells in large-scale drug screening. A team of researchers has taken skin cells of patients suffering from a rare genetic disorder, familial dysautonomia, and created neural crest stem cells containing the single mutation that causes 99.5 percent of FD cases. More

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Scientists develop indium-free organic light-emitting diodes
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Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have discovered new ways of using a well-known polymer in organic light emitting diodes, which could eliminate the need for an increasingly problematic and breakable metal-oxide used in screen displays in computers, televisions and cell phones. More

Developmental stage-specific metabolic and transcriptional activity of Chlamydia trachomatis in an axenic medium
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Chlamydia trachomatis is among the most clinically significant human pathogens, yet their obligate intracellular nature places severe restrictions upon research. Chlamydiae undergo a biphasic developmental cycle characterized by an infectious cell type known as an elementary body and an intracellular replicative form called a reticulate body. EBs have historically been described as metabolically dormant. More

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To make better biofuels, scientists mine microbiomes
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Ya Ya and Le Le are a couple of giant pandas at the Memphis Zoo who don't realize they are participating in an important science experiment. Once in a while a person will come into their space at the zoo, grab their poo, and scurry away. Ya Ya and Le Le shrug off the intrusions and go back to what they do best: eating bamboo. More

Present and future challenges in food analysis: Foodomics
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The state-of-the-art of food analysis at the beginning of the 21st century is presented in this work, together with its major applications, current limitations, and present and foreseen challenges. More


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