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SLAS 2012 annual report reviews year of progress
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Vigor and value. December 2012 marks SLAS's 30th month as a scientific community. As we reflect on the success of our progress, we do so in terms of our mission, which is "to serve as a global organization that exists to provide forums for education and information exchange to encourage the study of, and improve the science and practice of, laboratory automation and screening." More

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SLAS2013@Night: CityWalk Sunday — on-your-own dining and more
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Located conveniently close to the Gaylord Palms Resort, Universal CityWalk is a 30-acre retail entertainment complex that offers visitors great restaurants, bars, souvenir shopping, movies, bowling and more. SLAS2013 participants are encouraged to meet up with friends during the reception in the Exhibit Hall and then take advantage of complimentary and continuous bus transportation between the Gaylord Palms and CityWalk from 6:30 to 11:30 pm. More

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Call for volunteers: Journal manuscript reviewers wanted
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SLAS proudly publishes two internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals: the Journal of Biomolecular Screening (JBS) and the Journal of Laboratory Automation (JALA). Both journals rely on volunteer experts to rigorously review manuscripts prior to publication to ensure scientific excellence. Anyone interested in serving as an SLAS volunteer to assess prospective manuscripts for JALA and/or JBS, may register at JBS SAGEtrack and/or JALA SAGEtrack. Please pay special attention to the keywords (areas of expertise) in your personal profile to ensure manuscripts and reviewers are appropriately matched. More

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(Ni Hao), Willkommen, Benvenuto, Bienvenido!
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NEW for SLAS2013 participants from China, Germany, Italy and Spain — connect with colleagues from your country in the SLAS2013 Exhibit Hall on Sunday to explore the exhibits together and make valuable connections. Many thanks to SLAS volunteers Frank Fan, Reinhold Schaefer, Giancarlo Basile and Emilio Diez-Monedero for their help in organizing these group gatherings. More

Automation Quality Control SIG survey closes today
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To ensure a productive discussion at the SLAS2013 Automation Quality Control SIG meeting in Orlando, Fla., advance information and industry benchmarks are being gathered on automation lifecycle management 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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FREE one-on-one career counseling sessions at SLAS2013
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Professor Daniel Eustace, Ph.D., University of Connecticut and Wayne Breitbarth, author of The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success: Kick-start Your Business, Brand and Job Search, will provide one-on-one career counseling sessions by appointment at SLAS2013. Time is available Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, and Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 14-15, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Appointment times are limited; schedule today. More

Check in with The Lab Man
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The Lab Man offers his short list of must-see presentations at SLAS2013 and challenges conference participants to step outside their comfort zones to explore new topics. Meet The Lab Man in person when he records podcasts from the Member Center in the SLAS2013 Exhibit Hall. More


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Capturing cancer cells with rough surfaces
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Tumors often shed malignant cells that then travel through a person's bloodstream. Because these cells can seed metastases, cancer researchers want ways of detecting these circulating tumor cells to understand and prevent cancer progression. In a new study, researchers report a cheap method for capturing these cells using just a rough glass slide. More

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New form of cell division found: Natural back-up mechanism during faulty cell division
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Researchers at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center have discovered a new form of cell division in human cells. They believe it serves as a natural back-up mechanism during faulty cell division, preventing some cells from going down a path that can lead to cancer. "If we could promote this new form of cell division, which we call klerokinesis, we may be able to prevent some cancers from developing," says lead researcher Dr. Mark Burkard. More



Ion/ion reactions of MALDI-derived peptide ions: Increased sequence coverage via covalent and electrostatic modification upon charge inversion
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Atmospheric pressure matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-derived tryptic peptide ions have been subjected to ion/ion reactions with doubly deprotonated 4-formyl-1,3-benzenedisulfonic acid in the gas-phase. The ion/ion reaction produces a negatively charged electrostatic complex composed of the peptide cation and reagent dianion, whereupon dehydration of the complex via collision-induced dissociation produces a Schiff base product anion. More


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Study unmasks regulator of healthy life span
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A new series of studies in mouse models by Mayo Clinic researchers uncovered that the aging process is characterized by high rates of whole-chromosome losses and gains in various organs, including heart, muscle, kidney and eye, and demonstrate that reducing these rates slows age-related tissue deterioration and promotes a healthier life span. The findings appear in Nature Cell Biology. More

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Structure and function of a unique pore-forming protein from a pathogenic acanthamoeba
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Human pathogens often produce soluble protein toxins that generate pores inside membranes, resulting in the death of target cells and tissue damage. In pathogenic amoebae, this has been exemplified with amoebapores of the enteric protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica. More

pH measurements: How to see the real face of electrochemistry and corrosion?
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For several decades antimony electrodes have been used to measure the acidity/basicity — and so to determine the pH value. Unfortunately, they allow for measuring pH changes of solutions only at a certain distance from electrodes or corroding metals. Researchers in Poland have developed a method for producing antimony microelectrodes that allow for measuring pH changes just over the metal surface, at which chemical reactions take place. More

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Permian mass extinction triggered by humble microbe
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Around 251 million years ago, over 90 percent of the species on Earth suddenly went extinct. Their killer may not have been a devastating meteorite or a catastrophic volcanic eruption, but a humble microbe. The prevailing theory is that the mass extinction at the end of the Permian period was triggered by volcanic eruptions over a vast area of what is now Siberia. This led, among other things, to a dramatic rise in greenhouse gas emissions. More

FDA approves anthrax treatment
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Federal health officials say they approved a new injectable drug from Human Genome Sciences to treat inhalable anthrax. The Food and Drug Administration says raxibacumab will provide an alternative to antibiotic drugs that are currently the standard treatment for anthrax infection. Inhalation anthrax occurs when people breathe in the spores of Bacillus anthracis bacteria. The infection is treated with a 60-day course of antibiotics. More


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