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A Risk Management Plan for Lab Safety

September 24, 2015 12:41 pm | by Michelle Taylor, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

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.


The Gold Standard for Texture Analysis

September 24, 2015 12:30 pm | by Chris Freeman, Sr. Product Manager, Texture Analyzers, and Claire Freeman, Lab Tech Specialist, Brookfield Viscometers Ltd. | Comments

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. 


Q&A: The Lesser-known Maladies of Spinal Cord Injuries

September 24, 2015 8:42 am | by Michelle Taylor, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

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).


Orphan Drugs: Rare Diseases, Rare Funding

September 17, 2015 4:28 pm | by Jessica Burdg, Contributing Science Writer | Comments

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.


Q&A: Coming Up Through the Organization, President Has Unique Perspective

September 17, 2015 9:20 am | by Michelle Taylor, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

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.


Study Shows Beet Juice Boosts Muscle Power

September 16, 2015 2:58 pm | by Washington University School of Medicine | Comments

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.


New Nanoparticles Clean the Environment, Drinking Water

September 14, 2015 4:42 pm | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor, Bioscience Technology | Comments

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.


How Will We Feed the World in 35 Years?

September 14, 2015 7:00 am | by Michelle Taylor, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

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. 


The Race to Space Colonization, And How Nanotech Will Get Us There

September 10, 2015 12:00 pm | by S. H. Jucha | Comments

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.


New Diagnostic Tests Serve the Underserved

September 10, 2015 7:00 am | by Michelle Taylor, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

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.


Last Word: Why You Should Get Rid of Your Water Aspirator

September 4, 2015 2:50 pm | by Roland Anderson, Laboratory Products Manager, KNF Neuberger, Inc. | Comments

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.


Nature Provides Key to Defeating Superbugs

September 4, 2015 12:32 pm | by Skip Derra, Contributing Science Writer | Comments

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.


Was Shakespeare High When He Penned His Revered Work?

September 3, 2015 2:40 pm | by Michelle Taylor, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

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. 


The Lab of the Future: Crawl Before You Walk

August 17, 2015 7:00 am | by Gene Tetreault, Senior Director of Products, Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA | Comments

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.


STEM Facility Bridges Gap From Student to Scientist

August 12, 2015 11:43 am | by Jessica Burdg, Contributing Science Writer | Comments

A new research facility on the campus of a New Jersey college seeks to encourage the intellectual mixing of students and enhance career preparation.



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