The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is about to make a change when it comes to how Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) are regulated, and its proposed overhaul of the current system is making waves within the scientific community.
Scientists have issued a new document with concerns and recommendations regarding the EPA’s initial Congress-commissioned report on the link between hydraulic fracturing and drinking water, which states the agency did not find any "widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States."
Humans rely on the environment for nearly every aspect of our lives, from fueling the cars we drive and producing the food we consume, to the most basic necessity of the air we breathe. But the planet and its inhabitants are constantly evolving, making it even more imperative that the scientists studying the environment are equipped with the latest technologies to ensure the most accurate data analysis.
In the quest for both sustainability and safety in the academic lab, sometimes it’s just about finding the right technology at the right time.
As the workforce generation changes, so too must teaching methods and learning spaces in order to better recruit and retain STEM students.
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Science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related jobs are in demand in the changing Information Age economy. The normal hubs are still thriving. But other areas across the nation are up-and-coming—while the traditional Northeast enclaves seem to be losing some of their competitive advantage.
The Navy is looking at synthetic biology as the next scientific frontier that can conquer a variety of issues faced by today’s warfighters. Synthetic biology involves creating or re-engineering microbes or other organisms to perform specific tasks, like fighting obesity, monitoring chemical threats or creating biofuels.
The reoccurring instrument features seen throughout press conferences and demos at Pittcon are fairly straight-forward – the easier, faster and more accurate, the better. Similar to mass consumers of everyday products, Pittcon exhibitors are striving to offer products that incorporate the latest and most advanced technologies to ensure ease of use, and faster results, as well as portability.
The 2016 Pittcon Conference and Expo kicked off Sunday in Atlanta with the awarding of the Pittcon Heritage Award and the Keynote speech. Kenji Kazato and Kazuo Ito used their expertise in science and technology to help rebuild Japan after World War II. Together, they developed the first magnetic field-type microscope in 1947, and two years later they founded Japan Electron Optics Laboratory Company, or JEOL.
As the premier laboratory industry event, Pittcon never disappoints. Now just a few days away, read what experts in the field expect to see at the 66-year-old conference, including key trends for 2016 and beyond.
Many chlorophenols released into the environment can seep into ground water supply, but ultra-high performance liquid chromatography can be relied on to ensure samples are safe and within EPA-regulated limits.
The Weiss Group from UCLA uses negative-stiffness vibration isolation to provide ultra-stability during the assessment of chemical and spectroscopic information of individual molecular structures.
Cybersecurity has become such a pressing issue in the U.S. that even national labs have created technology for the commercial marketplace. Those vague promises that hackable passwords will one day be replaced with much more secure alternatives to protect our digital life are finally coming true.
There are currently two camps in the cannabis industry—sellers and dispensers that want to sell the highest-potency product they can and make the most amount of money, and those who are interested in cannabis for biomedical purposes. Regardless of motives, both camps need analytical testing to ensure the accuracy of a product and the safety of its consumers.