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The Lab and the Literature: Driving Personalized Medicine

February 6, 2015 | by Jaqui Hodgkinson, VP Product Development, Elsevier | Comments

Both the amount and quality of generated data are challenges personalized medicine must conquer to become the norm in practiced medicine. 
                                                 

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Pittcon Q&A With the Experts

February 27, 2015 7:00 am | by Michelle Taylor, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

Ahead of Pittcon 2015 in New Orleans, Editor-in-Chief Michelle Taylor spoke with experts from exhibiting companies to get their take on what to expect at both this year’s Pittcon as well as future Pittcons.

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Going to Pittcon? Check Out These New Orleans Sights

February 27, 2015 7:00 am | by Bea Riemschneider, Executive Editor | Comments

Visitors to New Orleans who have some pre-convention or post-convention time to spare will want to dive in to sample the iconic sights and sounds of this exciting city. Here’s a selection of must-see sights, restaurants and attractions to consider.

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Corporations and Communities Meet for Education

February 23, 2015 11:37 am | by Lily Barback, Associate Editor | Comments

More than half of the U.S’s economic growth in the past 50 years has come from science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professions, creating more entrepreneurs than any other discipline in that time span. S2S is an organization that brings together professional corporations, resources, students and teachers to ensure a healthy scientific future for the world.

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Tickled Rats Are Less Stressed by Injections

February 13, 2015 3:00 pm | by Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief, ALN | Comments

A new study found that rats show less stress when tickled before given an injection. This find could help refine laboratory animal care standards and improve the quality and validity of data collected from animals used in biomedical research.

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How to Stop Retracted Papers and Bad Data

February 11, 2015 9:28 am | by Michelle Taylor, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

Leonard Freedman believes the current challenges of data quality and reproducibility can be solved by implementing standards in life science research. 

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Reducing Animal Testing One Chip at a Time

February 9, 2015 2:10 pm | by Michelle Taylor, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

Lab-on-a-chip devices set the stage for the next wave of research to replace animal testing. Pioneer Donald Ingber detailed recent advancements made during his Keynote presentation this morning from SLAS 2015 in Washington D.C.

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Innovations Pave the Way for Scientific Discoveries

February 6, 2015 4:21 pm | by Michelle Taylor, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

Pittcon 2015 unveils new discoveries in equipment and lab solutions that accelerate scientific research.                                                         

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Total System Integration Key to Business Efficiency

February 6, 2015 4:02 pm | by Nick Recht, Enterprise Product Manager, TEKLYNX Americas, Whitefish Bay, Wis. | Comments

An integrated barcode labeling solution that can pull data from an entire company database can help increase productivity, efficiency and revenue.                                                        

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Avoid Misconceptions: Choose the Right Couplings for Your Plastic Tubing

February 6, 2015 3:53 pm | by Tearssa Ramirez, Marketing Coordinator, LinkTech Couplings, Ventura, Calif. | Comments

Every application is different, from flow characteristics to chemical compatibility, so it’s important to choose the right coupling to ensure leak-free, accurate performance.                                               

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How to Select a Pump for Rotary Evaporation

February 6, 2015 3:42 pm | by Roland Anderson, Laboratory Products Manager, KNF Neuberger, Inc., Trenton, N.J. | Comments

Evaporation is one of the most common tasks performed in a chemistry laboratory. But, how do you go about selecting the correct vacuum pump for your rotary evaporator? Or, if you already have a vacuum pump, how do you know whether it is well-suited for this application? 

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Women Less Welcome Than Men in Fields Demanding Brilliance

January 29, 2015 3:00 pm | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer, Bioscience Technology | Comments

Women are less welcome than men in fields— including philosophy, physics, math and music composition— where brilliance is viewed as more important than effort.

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Lab App Wrap

January 5, 2015 3:23 pm | by Bea Riemschneider, Executive Editor | Comments

We all rely on our mobile devices in one way or another, so why not for work, too? Here are some lab-based apps to help you navigate your busy day.                                              

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Extending the Boundaries of Confocal Microscopy

January 5, 2015 3:16 pm | by William Fox, Vice President, Technology Operations and Chief Technology Officer, Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics, Rochester, N.Y. | Comments

Ongoing advancements in medicine have propelled confocal microscopy into exciting new research areas.                                                      

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Defining New Roles for Robots

January 5, 2015 2:42 pm | by Michelle Taylor, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

As technology advances and robots become smarter, the science industry is experimenting with ways to integrate these autonomous systems.                                                   

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Ten Strategies for Sustainable Lab Design

January 5, 2015 1:09 pm | by Blake Jackson, Sustainability Practice Leader and Stephen Palumbo, Project Manager, Tsoi/Kobus and Associates, and Jacob Knowles, Director of Sustainable Design, BR+A Consulting Engineers | Comments

Rethinking laboratory exhaust and ventilation, sharing resources and fume hood sash competitions are all components of designing and operating a successful sustainable lab.                                              

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