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Human Cardiomyocytes Derived from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: High Throughput and High Content Assessment of Cardiac Toxicity and Drug Efficacy by Monitoring Cytosolic Free Calcium Transients
1Kettenhofen R, 1Duenbostell A, 2Niedereichholz T, 3D’Angelo JM, 4Horai H, 5Schwengberg S, 1Bohlen H, 6Licher T"

Introduction of selected, pure human cardiomyocytes derived from induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSCM) into a calcium transient imaging high throughput screening (HTS) assay to assess cardiotoxicity and drug efficacies.

Novel Gpr39 Agonists: Correlation Of Binding Affinity Using Label-Free Back-Scattering Interferometry With Potency In Functional Assays
Daniel Brown (1), Niklas Larsson (2), Ola Fjellström (3), Anders Johansson (3), Sara Lundqvist (2), Johan Brengdahl (2), and Richard J. Isaacs (1)

We describe the application of back-scattering interferometry (BSI) to the characterization of small molecule ligand binding to human GPR39 (a GPCR targeted for type-2 diabetes therapy) overexpressed in crude membrane fractions in free solution, including how BSI-derived affinity and functional assay-derived potency correlate for compounds of varying scaffolds.

Mixtures Analysis of Complex Mixtures
Michael Bernstein; Carlos Cobas; Santi Domínguez; Manuel Pérez; Agustín Barba

We describe an NMR method to quantify mixture components in wine, edible oils, etc. The method is fully customizable, and amenable to high throughput operation.

Novel Gpr39 Agonists: Correlation Of Binding Affinity Using Label-Free Back-Scattering Interferometry With Potency In Functional Assays
Daniel Brown (1), Niklas Larsson (2), Ola Fjellström (3), Anders Johansson (3), Sara Lundqvist (2), Johan Brengdahl (2), and Richard J. Isaacs (1)

We describe the application of back-scattering interferometry (BSI) to the characterization of small molecule ligand binding to human GPR39 (a GPCR targeted for type-2 diabetes therapy) overexpressed in crude membrane fractions in free solution, including how BSI-derived affinity and functional assay-derived potency correlate for compounds of varying scaffolds

PRESEPSIN, A SOLUBLE CD14-SUBTYPE, A POSSIBLE NEW BIOMARKER INCREASES IN SEPTIC PATIENTS’ PLASMA FROM PEDIATRIC DEPARTMENT.
Hayato YAMAGUCHI1), Satoshi KIMURA1), Seiji FUKUOKA1), Emiko NAKAMA1), Hideyasu OTO2), Makoto INOUE2), Takashi SOGA2), Shigetaka KITAZAWA2), Yoh UMEDA2)

Increased plasma concentration of soluble CD14-subtype (presepsin) was observed in pediatric patients with bacteremia. Presepsin could be a possible biomarker of sepsis in pediatric patients, however, their reference interval in children could be lower than that of adults. More studies with larger number of samples are required to confirm the result.

A Novel Approach Toward Microfluidic Drug Metabolite Synthesis – Electrosynthetic Methodology Simulating Cytochrome (CYP450) Oxidation
Romain Stalder, Gregory P. Roth and Philip Podmore

A novel microfluidic technology and electrochemical synthesis method is demonstrated for the efficient generation of known drug metabolites. These metabolites are typically generated on first pass hepatic oxidation in vivo. The FLUX Module, a new microfluidic electrochemical cell manufactured by Syrris Ltd., has been employed to generate the metabolites of five commercial drugs: Tolbutamide, Chlorpromazine, Diclofenac, Primidone and Albendazole.

On-chip quantification of miRNA using digital droplet PCR
Q. Cai1, R.S. Wiederkehr1, B. Jones1, B. Majeed1, T. Stakenborg1, P. Fiorini1, L. Lagae1, M Tsukuda2, T. Matsuno2, I. Yamashita2

miRNAs have a great potential in diagnostics. Hence, automated profiling of miRNAs are of great interest. In-house technology show that it is possible to implement a multiplexing assay for miRNAs on a microfluidic chip using digital droplet PCR.

High-throughput analysis of protein formulations by DLS
Sophia Kenrick and Daniel Some

High-throughput analysis of protein formulations by Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS): thermal stability, colloidal stability and a thermal anomaly in the colloidal stability parameter D1

Digital microphotographic atlas of the adult zebrafish cerebellum
Kristen Lee, Megan Landy, Ashton Cline, Christopher Corbo, and Zoltan Fulop

Sagittal, coronal and horizontal, one micron thick plastic (semithin) sections of adult zebrafish (Danio rerio) brain were photographed in 40X. The sections were then photomontaged together using in Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended Version 12.0 to make the photographic atlas.

Microwave Assisted Green Synthesis of Aspirin From Over The Counter Pain Creams
Annie E. Dineen, Jodie T. Wasacz

A successful microwave synthesis of methyl salicylate to aspirin using green catalysts from over the counter pain creams. The process was also prepared and tested in an undergraduate organic chemistry lab.

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Scientific News
Animal Testing can Mislead Drug Discovery and Development
Several blockbuster drugs would not be on the market, if scientists had relied solely on drug-uptake in animal trials, according to new research.
Synthesis and Bioactivity of Analogues of Tropodithietic Acid
The study suggests that the sulfur atoms in the marine antibiotic TDA are not essential for bioactivity, but different modes of action for TDA and its sulfur-free analogue cannot be excluded.
Cancer-Fighting Drugs Might Also Stop Malaria Early
A number of compounds have been identified which could be used to fight malaria.
Collaboration Leads to Possible Shortcut to New Drugs
The reaction, reported in Science, demonstrates how a carboxylic acid can be transformed into a very reactive site through use of a novel photoredox catalyst.
Catalysts That Mimic Enzymes Could Revolutionize Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Structures made of polymer chains allow the catalysts to work in water.
Discovery of How Taxol Works Could Lead to Better Anticancer Drugs
The drug’s interference with the normal function of microtubules could help in designing better anticancer drugs.
Chemists Discover Cancer Drug Candidate Structure
Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute have determined the correct structure of a highly promising anticancer compound approved by the U.S. FDA for clinical trials in cancer patients.
Novel Drug Targets for Allergy Identified
Researchers have identified several target molecules which are suitable for the development of new allergy drugs.
Drug Does Not Improve Set of Cardiovascular Outcomes for Diastolic Heart Failure
NIH-supported study finds drug does appear to reduce hospitalizations for diastolic heart failure.
Entirely Novel Strategy to Molecular Anticancer Therapy Tricks Malignant Cells
New drug prevents tumour growth by inhibiting the nucleotide sanitizing enzyme MTH1.
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