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A bioluminogenic HDAC activity assay: Validation and screening
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JBS OnlineFirst: The authors report the evaluation of homogeneous, single-addition, bioluminogenic HDAC enzyme activity assays that offer less assay interference by compounds in comparison to fluorescence-based formats. More

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Mick Bhatia at SLAS Screening Stem Cells 2011
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The director and senior scientist at the Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute, McMaster University, is one of 18 expert speakers at SLAS Screening Stem Cells 2011. Watch a video of his lab’s work on turning skin cells into blood. More

The Lab Man wins award
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SLAS' The Lab Man won the 2011 American Society of Association Executives Gold Circle Award for excellence in the podcast category. The Lab Man publishes conversations on current topics with different laboratory science and technology professionals in his podcast and blog. More



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SLAS2012 features Scripps chemist
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Renowned chemist Peter G. Schultz of The Scripps Research Institute offers "A Chemist's Foray into Translational Medicine" during his keynote presentation at the First Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition in San Diego. More

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What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures
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SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood highlights the newest entry on the LabAutopedia book list — this engaging book by Malcolm Gladwell. More

Apply for a Tony B. Academic Travel Award
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September 26 is the deadline for applications and poster abstracts for this awards program. More than 50 awards were presented in 2011. Students, graduate students, post-doctoral associates and junior faculty (less than four years in first academic appointment) are encouraged to apply. More

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SLAS HTS history presentation at ELRIG
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"High-Throughput Screening: Historical Success and Future Perspectives" by Stephen Rees of AstraZeneca is one of seven presentations during the SLAS session at ELRIG Drug Discovery 2011, Sept. 7-8, Manchester Central, U.K. More
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Nucleobases in meteorites hint at origins of life on Earth
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Nucleobases are nitrogen-containing compounds that serve as the structural basis for information storage in RNA and DNA. Researchers have not extensively studied nucleobases in meteorites — although the presence of amino acids has been examined — and until now, all meteorite-derived nucleobases could be explained as the result of terrestrial contamination. Michael Callahan, et al., used liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry to determine the abundance and distribution of nucleobases and their analogs in extracts from 12 meteorites. More

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Direct detection of biologically significant thiols and disulfides with manganese(IV) chemiluminescence
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The quantification of low-molecular mass thiols and disulfides involved in cellular redox processes is hindered by oxidation or degradation of analytes during conventional sample preparation steps (including deproteinization and derivatization). Researchers therefore seek techniques that minimize sample handling and permit direct detection of thiols and disulfides within a single chromatographic separation. More

Drug developers bolstering quality management teams
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After waves of massive layoffs prompted in large part by the Great Recession, companies involved in drug development have been operating with bone-lean staffs over the past few years. However, drug and biotech companies have been cautious about drastically cutting staff from one area of their business — that which involves quality control and quality assurance. And now, as the regulatory environment grows increasingly global and complex, companies are reevaluating the strength of their QC and QA ranks. More

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Turn-on DNA damage sensors for the direct detection of 8-oxoguanine and photoproducts in native DNA
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The integrity of the genetic information in all living organisms is constantly threatened by a variety of endogenous and environmental insults. To counter this risk, the DNA-damage response is employed for repairing lesions and maintaining genomic integrity. However, an aberrant DNA-damage response can potentially lead to genetic instability and mutagenesis, carcinogenesis or cell death. More

Next generation: Hundreds of cell analyses at once
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Like a pinball machine, the tiny stationary levers within this new microfluidics chip, direct cells into compartments just large enough to fit one cell. With 300 compartments per chip (a number that could be easily scaled to 1,000 or more), each cell is washed and then lysed, with its contents channeled to a new compartment where real time quantitative PCR begins, reading out the DNA as it's amplified. More

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Cellular Dynamics launches innovative research grant program
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Cellular Dynamics International announced the recent launch of its Innovative Research Grant Program. This grant program will advance researchers' understanding of induced pluripotent stem cells, the terminal cell types derived from them, and the role and applications of this new in vitro cellular model in basic research, drug discovery and development. More

Green tea proven effective in treating genetic disorder, tumors
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A compound found in green tea shows great promise for the development of drugs to treat two types of tumors and a deadly congenital disease. The discovery is the result of research led by Dr. Thomas Smith at The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and his colleagues at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Their findings are published in the article, "Green Tea Polyphenols Control Dysregulated Glutamate Dehydrogenase In Transgenic Mice By Hijacking The ADP Activation Site" in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. More



Blood test can tell fetus' sex at just 7 weeks
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A simple blood test can determine a baby's gender as early as seven weeks into pregnancy, a new study says — far earlier and far less invasive than other options. The test could conceivably help parents who are worried about gender-related diseases, but it could also allow people to wade into the morally murky waters of sex selection. The test analyzes fetal DNA found in a mother's blood, according to a report in the New York Times. More

Measurements reveal extent of leakage from Japan's damaged Fukushima reactor
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Atmospheric chemists at the University of California, San Diego, report the first quantitative measurement of the amount of radiation leaked from the damaged nuclear reactor in Fukushima, Japan, following the devastating earthquake and tsunami earlier this year. Their estimate is based on a signal sent across the Pacific Ocean when operators of the damaged reactor had to resort to cooling overheated fuel with seawater. More


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