October 2015
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ASSOC.Association News
The MSA Video Library is Now Available
The MSA Online Video Library provides you with free access to videos of M&M Tutorials and other MSA sessions for online viewing and downloading/archiving. Video tutorials from the last two years are restricted to members only. The Video Library is an ongoing project; more video tutorials, as well as historical videos, will be available to you as the project moves forward.

Click here  to access the video library now.

MSA Membership Survey
The drawing for the $100 American Express Gift Card has been completed. Congratulations to MSA member Sara Cole on winning the prize!

If you have not already participated in the MSA Membership Survey, we still welcome your feedback! The survey will be open through tomorrowOctober 30, 2015, 5:00 PM ET. Click here to access the survey now.

M&M 2016
Mark your calendars for M&M 2016 Paper Submission! The paper submission site will open on
December 1, 2015. Click here to view instructions and information, and remember to check back on the M&M 2016 website  often for updates and new information!
SCI.Science News
The MSA Facebook page regularly posts Science News for you to read, like, share and engage in discussion with others. Haven't found us on Facebook yet? Join the conversation today!
A team of researchers has developed an optical microscopy technique capable of shedding new light on how the mechanical properties of cells change in the course of aging, injury healing and disease pathogenesis. Read more...

A new nanoparticle developed by researchers could be the key to a targeted therapy for cardiac arrhythmia, a condition that causes the heart to beat erratically and can lead to heart attack and stroke. Read more...
The new technology, call augmented microscopy, overlays images depicting diagnostic information such as blood flow and cancerous tissue over real images of blood vessels and other tissues and structures being viewed in the microscope. Read more...
Using complementary microscopy and spectroscopy techniques, researchers say they have solved the structure of lithium- and manganese-rich transition metal oxides, a potentially game-changing battery material and the subject of intense debate in the decade since it was discovered. Read more...
LAS. Local Affiliated Societies
What's happening in your area?
LAS Director's Message
There are more than 25 MSA Local Affiliated Societies providing outreach and networking to the microscopy community.   The list of LAS can be found   here .  
Support your local affiliated society!  Upcoming Fall LAS meetings are:  
Check the meeting links for additional details.  Invite students & early career scientists & technologists to your LAS meetings and get them involved! 
The Philadelphia Society for Microscopy (PSM) is holding organizational meetings on Thursday, November 19 and Thursday, December 17 at 6:00 PM at Villanova University.  If you are located in southeastern PA, central/southern NJ, or DE and are interested in joining a dedicated group of PSM members planning for future local society meetings, please contact me (beverly.e.maleeff@gsk.com) or Robert Carlton (carltra@aol.com) for more information.
If your LAS has a meeting or event that you would like to have publicized in the MSA Update, please send me the details at least 6 weeks in advance.
An updated list of MSA Tour Speakers has been published  here . There are some new speakers, and new topics from current speakers.  Please take a look at the titles and abstracts and contact me if you are interested in inviting any of these speakers to an upcoming LAS meeting.
Please note that as we approach the end of the year, funding for Tour Speaker support and Grants-in-Aid is becoming limited.  Check with me if your LAS will be seeking financial support for local meetings in 2015 other than those listed above.  It is not too soon to contact me about funding for meetings in the first quarter of 2016.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Bev Maleeff, LAS Director
FIG. Focused Interest Groups
Promote your discipline.

Would you like your LAS, FIG, or other MSA Program or Committee to be highlighted in the MSA Update? Do you have an interesting article you would like to share for Science News?  Submit today!