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SLAS Asia Honorary Advisory Board announced
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Ten distinguished dignitaries have aligned themselves with the Society by agreeing to serve as members of the SLAS Asia Honorary Advisory Board. They will provide high-level strategic vision, exceptionally informed perspective and outstanding global connectivity to SLAS leadership, with an emphasis on increasing the Society’s presence in Asia and value to members based in Asia. "We are grateful that our Society and its initiatives have gained the trust and support of these eminent and influential scientific leaders," says SLAS President Jeff Paslay. More

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Call for abstracts: JALA special issue on Microengineered Cell- and Tissue-Based Assays for Drug Screening and Toxicology Applications
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JALA Guest Editors Dan Dongeun Huh, Ph.D., and Deok-Ho Kim, Ph.D., invite manuscript proposals by April 20, 2014. The guest editors seek reports of research on novel biological assay systems that synergistically combine microengineering technologies, such as microfabrication and microfluidics with cultured living cells or tissues to enable screening and analysis of drugs, chemicals, toxins and other stimuli relevant to pharmaceutical and environmental applications. SLAS members and nonmembers alike are welcome to submit proposals. More

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Career help offered at SLAS2014
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SLAS Career Connections at SLAS2014 in San Diego has several opportunities to meet one-on-one with career counselors and with mentors from the American Chemical Society San Diego Chapter. Learn how to match — or improve — your skills to secure the position you desire. Contact Mary Geismann to schedule your appointment; there is no charge for this expert service. SLAS2014 participants also can plan to take advantage of the job board in San Diego. More

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Vote in the JALA & JBS Art of Science Contest
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Cast your vote for one of nine finalists and help propel your favorite one step closer to winning a $500 Amazon gift card. Representing academic and industry laboratories in six countries, these images communicate science while still appealing to the brain's right side! SLAS members and nonmembers are invited to vote; one vote per valid e-mail address. Voting is open until Jan. 31, 2014. View video. More





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SLAS2014 hotel reservation deadline is Dec. 19
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SLAS2014 has contracted with both the Hilton San Diego Bayfront and the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina to offer discounted rates for SLAS2014 event participants. The Hilton and Marriott are adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center and negotiated rates are $242 per night, plus taxes, for SLAS22014 participants. Some nights are sold out and several others are approaching capacity, so be sure to act soon to reserve your SLAS2014 hotel room. SLAS2014 rates are guaranteed only until Thursday, Dec. 19. More

LabAutopedia book of the month: Craig Venter's recent release
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The genomics scientist once again shakes up the scientific community sharing stories of how synthetic biology will help us understand, appreciate, and improve our own biology in his new book, Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life. More


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SLAS FIRST Team Grant recipient competes
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Congratulations to Puma Robotics, FIRST FLL Team #8270, for participating in their first scrimmage at SciTech Hands on Museum in Aurora in November. They competed against five other teams. Coach Jody Keck, who was awarded an SLAS FIRST Team Grant earlier this year, said the kids have really started to gel as a team. Next up: regional competition on December 21. Good luck from SLAS! See photos. More





SLAS passes 6,000 members on LinkedIn
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Join the conversation on this social networking site to discuss topics of the times with your laboratory science and technology colleagues, read relevant articles shared and keep on top of important SLAS dates and deadlines. LinkedIn membership is free, and an easy way to connect with peers throughout the year. More

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Study suggests RNA from single nuclei sufficient for sequencing
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A team from the J. Craig Venter Institute, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and elsewhere has shown that it's possible to glean gene expression and transcript sequence information from individual nuclei by sequencing the miniscule amounts of messenger RNA present in the organelles. The approach, described in the early online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last month, hinges on the same sorts of complementary DNA synthesis methods already used for single-cell RNA sequencing. More

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A safety guide for using laboratory heating blocks
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In conjunction with the Department of Chemistry, University of St Andrews and Advanced Chemical Safety Inc., Asynt offers an eight-page illustrated document to provide laboratory staff with a best practice guide to safe use of heating block systems.
The free, illustrated guide leads you through glassware inspection, setting up your reaction, heating your reaction and the post-reaction cool down phase. More

Chemists report first inhibitors of AMPylation
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When Vibrio parahemolyticus, the bacterium responsible for most cases of food poisoning, infects a host, it injects a cocktail of proteins into the host's cells. One of these proteins, VopS, transfers adenosine monophosphate from adenosine triphosphate to the host's proteins, which disrupts signaling pathways, causing the cells to morph in shape and eventually die. Now researchers have identified the first inhibitors of VopS, which could serve as a first step toward new antibiotics. More


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Microenvironmental reprogramming by three-dimensional culture enables dermal papilla cells to induce de novo human hair-follicle growth
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De novo organ regeneration has been observed in several lower organisms, as well as rodents; however, demonstrating these regenerative properties in human cells and tissues has been challenging. In the hair follicle, rodent hair follicle-derived dermal cells can interact with local epithelia and induce de novo hair follicles in a variety of hairless recipient skin sites. However, multiple attempts to recapitulate this process in humans using human dermal papilla cells in human skin have failed. More

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Scientists discover quick recipe for producing hydrogen
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Scientists in Lyon, a French city famed for its cuisine, have discovered a quick-cook recipe for copious volumes of hydrogen. The breakthrough suggests a better way of producing the hydrogen that propels rockets and energizes battery-like fuel cells. In a few decades, it could even help the world meet key energy needs — without carbon emissions contributing to the greenhouse effect and climate change. More

New sensor tracks zinc in cells, could be exploited for early diagnosis of prostate cancer
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Zinc, an essential nutrient, is found in every tissue in the body. The vast majority of the metal ion is tightly bound to proteins, helping them to perform biological reactions. Tiny amounts of zinc, however, are only loosely bound, or "mobile," and thought to be critical for proper function in organs such as the brain, pancreas, and prostate gland. Yet the exact roles the ion plays in biological systems are unknown. A new optical sensor created at MIT tracks zinc within cells and should help researchers learn more about its functions. More



Substrate-integrated hollow waveguides: A new level of integration in mid-infrared gas sensing
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A new generation of hollow waveguide gas cells of unprecedented compact dimensions facilitating low sample volumes suitable for broad- and narrow-band mid-infrared sensing applications is reported: the substrate-integrated hollow waveguide. iHWGs are layered structures providing light guiding channels integrated into a solid-state substrate material, which are competitive if not superior in performance to conventional leaky-mode fiber optic silica HWGs having similar optical pathlengths. More

Brain stimulation gives you will to persevere
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Perseverance in the face of adversity is an admirable character trait — now it turns out you can conjure it up with a quick zap to a tiny spot in the brain. The discovery in two people with epilepsy was accidental but it is the first to show that simple brain stimulation can create rich, complex alterations of consciousness. Josef Parvizi, a neurologist at Stanford University, and his colleagues had implanted electrodes in the brains of two people with epilepsy to help identify the source of their seizures. More


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