Advances in the design of ICP-MS, triple quad LCMS and handheld instruments give researchers the ability to detect trace-level contaminants unmeasurable in the past.
Single-use systems help reduce and even eliminate contamination from filtration to incubation in microbiological quality control.
Researchers want more of everything in the multitude of lab systems they employ for sample prep—throughput, ease-of-use, accuracy and speed are just a few.
Smaller, more technologically advanced NMR systems have helped broaden the use of the measurement solution.
To ensure the safety and accuracy of work and personnel, it is always best to use an evidence drying cabinet, not fume hood, when drying evidence.
The STAP “acid bath” cell saga has been filled with twists and turns. Now, in the latest development, most members of the committee investigating the work are under investigation themselves, and the committee chairman, Shunsuke Ishii, has resigned.
Penn State’s advanced bio lab provides natural light to a normally windowless bunker-like biocontainment facility.
Not every laboratory has the luxury of a brand-new centrifuge or thermal cycler, especially labs in poorer parts of the world. Lina Nilsson set out to do something about that by employing a do-it-yourself (DIY) technique. Nilsson is the founder of Tekla Labs, an innovative website that enables scientists to construct their own high-quality lab equipment using readily available, off-the-shelf items.
We once thought the Earth was flat—and we were wrong. We once thought Earth was one giant supercontinent on only one occasion—and we were wrong then, too, as proven by Ohio Univ. professor R. Damian Nance and his colleague Prof. Thomas Worsley. When Nance and Worsley proposed their theory of a supercontinent cycle—a series of supercontinents forming, breaking up and reforming over time—in 1982 the scientific community scoffed at the idea.
On April 1, 2014, Peter Littlewood took the helm at Argonne National Laboratory, being selected to serve as the national lab’s 13th director. Littlewood, a Professor of Physics at the Univ. of Chicago and the previous Associate Laboratory Director for Physical Sciences and Engineering at Argonne, brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and a plethora of new ideas to the table.
Katherine Ayers, Director of Research for Proton OnSite, was just awarded an American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Women Chemists Committee 2014 Rising Star Award for her work in developing gas generation technology. For the last seven years, Ayers has worked to develop bigger and better Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) hydrogen gas generators.
Asian R&D is ascendant at the expense of U.S. and European efforts.
A slew of complex issues, procedures and equipment await the purchaser.
Workload and staffing are concerns, while outsourcing has taken a backseat.
Slight enhancements will make analyses faster, easier and better.
Basic research labs are being closely integrated with medical-based clinical facilities to accelerate the overall bench-to-bedside process.