Safety is of utmost importance in any laboratory, but recent news that has made it into mainstream media has prompted questions as to exactly how labs keep their personnel—and the general public—safe. Two plans for enhanced lab safety protocols from academia and government have emerged amidst this background of events.
Fifty years of texture research has developed a set of definitions relating the sensory properties of a product to the instrumental properties that can be calculated from the results of a two-cycle texture profile analysis (TPA) test.
Last month, David Sharp and his fellow colleagues at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y., received a $1.2 million grant from New York State to advance their promising technology for treating paralysis and other effects of spinal cord injuries (SCI).
Here’s an unfortunate riddle: What affects as many as 25,000 Americans, but receives only a small slice of the pharmaceutical funding pie? The answer is an orphan disease. There are more than 6,000 orphan diseases known today ranging from well-known ALS to little-known NGLY1.
Mary Lavin began her 24-year tenure at Sartorius in 1988 as a staff accountant. She quickly advanced through the organization via promotions to chief accountant, controller, VP of finance and finally, president. In March 2002, she became the first woman senior executive in the 140-year-old company.
Scientists have evidence that Popeye was right: Spinach makes you stronger. But it's the high nitrate content in the leafy greens -- not the iron -- that creates the effect. Researchers found that drinking concentrated beet juice -- also high in nitrates -- increases muscle power in patients with heart failure.
Nanoparticles are between 1 and 100 nanometers in size.Scientists can harness them for drug delivery, to combat disease for filtering fresh drinking water, and much more. Now, researchers from MIT and the Federal University of Goias in Brazil have developed a new technique that uses ultraviolet (UV) light to extract man-made pollutants from soil and water.
The world’s population is projected to reach 9 billion-plus by 2050, which is over two billion more people than the Earth houses currently. Increasingly sophisticated science and technology is the key to solving the world’s potential food crisis. The tools, techniques, instruments and ideas developed today are next generation’s accepted, widespread solutions to food sustainability.
Expansion of the human race into space will require conquering new and unique problems. Obstacles that were overcome in early space exploration have already made invaluable contributions to today’s technologies and helped to tackle problems we have faced planet-side.
The mantra of the last decade–both in and out of the laboratory–has been “faster, easier and less expensive.” Five new point-of-care clinical tests tests introduced at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) conference certainly live up to these goals.
If someone were to ask you, right now, “what change can you make today in your lab that would have an immediate positive impact on the environment?,” what would you say? Here’s a big, big hint: your water aspirators.
In the war on disease, humans are at a loss. Armed with antibiotics, once thought to be miracle drugs, humans gained the upper hand and millions of lives were saved. But bacteria are smart and have been on Earth far longer than humans, so they began to develop resistance to antibiotics.
Forensic analysis reveals clues as to what new substances and drugs were introduced to England in the 16th and 17th century from the New World- and if Shakespeare and his contemporaries were taking part in these new activities.
Despite widespread innovation in smart/connected/wearable/mobile technologies, organizations have been slow to incorporate their use in the lab. The lab of the future is closer than some think, but a solid foundation must first be laid before sci-fi becomes reality.
A new research facility on the campus of a New Jersey college seeks to encourage the intellectual mixing of students and enhance career preparation.