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Newswise: September’s SLAS Discovery Cover Article Now Available

Article ID: 717875

September’s SLAS Discovery Cover Article Now Available

SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

In September’s SLAS Discovery cover article, “Using Physicochemical Measurements to Influence Better Compound Design,” authors Robert J. Young, Ph.D., Shenaz B. Bunally, Ph.D., and Chris N. Luscombe, Ph.D., (GlaxoSmithKline) outline commonly used physiochemical properties and how they are assessed and measured throughout the drug discovery process, while also explaining the implications of each property that have led to flawed results.

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Newswise: Grants Awarded to Land Trusts for Bird Conservation

Article ID: 717859

Grants Awarded to Land Trusts for Bird Conservation

Cornell University

The Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative has awarded six new grants to support a variety of conservation projects benefiting birds and other species that live in habitats across the country, from grassland, to scrub, forest, and prairie. The Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative was formed in 2013 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Land Trust Alliance.

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22-Aug-2019 9:40 AM EDT
Newswise: Cranial deformation as an indicator for cultural membership

Article ID: 717853

Cranial deformation as an indicator for cultural membership

University of Vienna

Led by Ron Pinhasi from the University of Vienna, Austria and Mario Novak from the Institute for Anthropological Research in Zagreb, Croatia the study combines bioarchaeological isotopic and ancient DNA methods to analyze the dietary patterns, sex, and genetic affinities of three Migration Period (5th century CE) individuals who were recovered from a pit in the city of Osijek in eastern Croatia. They are associated with the presence of various nomadic people such as the Huns and/or Germanic tribes like the Gepids and Ostrogoths in this part of Europe. The results of the study are published in the recent issue of "PLOS ONE".

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22-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Quantum gravity’s tangled time

Article ID: 717852

Quantum gravity’s tangled time

University of Vienna

The theories of quantum mechanics and gravity are notorious for being incompatible, despite the efforts of scores of physicists over the past fifty years. However, recently an international team of researchers led by physicists from the University of Vienna, the Austrian Academy of Sciences as well as the University of Queensland (AUS) and the Stevens Institute of Technology (USA) have combined the key elements of the two theories describing the flow of time and discovered that temporal order between events can exhibit genuine quantum features.

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22-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Former NNSA Administrator Linton Brook Wins Foster Medal for National Security Work

Article ID: 717839

Former NNSA Administrator Linton Brook Wins Foster Medal for National Security Work

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Linton Brooks, ambassador for arms control, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration and a nuclear submarine officer, has been named the fifth recipient of the John S. Foster Medal for his life’s work in advancing U.S. national security and international cooperation for a more secure world.

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22-Aug-2019 6:05 AM EDT
Newswise: New Technique Could Streamline Design of Intricate Fusion Device

Article ID: 717845

New Technique Could Streamline Design of Intricate Fusion Device

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Stellarators, twisty machines that house fusion reactions, rely on complex magnetic coils that are challenging to design and build. Now, a PPPL physicist has developed a mathematical technique to help simplify the design of the coils.

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21-Aug-2019 4:15 PM EDT
Newswise: Nuclear Physics Detector Tech Used in Cancer Treatment Monitoring System

Article ID: 717808

Nuclear Physics Detector Tech Used in Cancer Treatment Monitoring System

Department of Energy, Office of Science

The OARtrac® system includes technologies that are based on a novel application of scintillating material in fiber form. Doctors can insert these scintillating fibers into the human body via a catheter to monitor the radiation that cancer patients receive in a range of hard-to-reach areas.

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21-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Messe München and SLAS Announce Strategic Partnership

Article ID: 717846

Messe München and SLAS Announce Strategic Partnership

SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) and Messe München Shanghai Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Messe München in China, have announced a formally established a strategic partnership.

Released:
21-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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