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Academic Sourceguide: April 2014

April 8, 2014 3:45 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The cover story of the April Academic Sourceguide details Penn State's new Pell Lab, and the extremes taken to turn a BSL lab into a pleasant place to work. Other articles include: federal funding for universities, academic rankings, the top biotech leaders, sustainable lab programs and more. New products specifically designed for academic labs can also be found inside. 

Pleasant Containment

April 8, 2014 12:39 pm | by Tim Studt, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

Penn State’s advanced bio lab provides natural light to a normally windowless bunker-like...

Hands-on Program Helps Students, Algae Grow

April 8, 2014 12:22 pm | by Victoria Kurtz, Sales Manager/Algae Technology & Invasive Species, Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Extensive lab facilities and a real-world learning approach at a Texas community college...

Collaborative Sustainability

April 8, 2014 12:14 pm | by Michelle Taylor, Editor | Articles | Comments

Universities are teaming with various departments, industry and non-profits in the fight against...

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The Proving Ground

April 8, 2014 11:49 am | by Rob Fee, Editor-in-Chief, Bioscience Technology | Articles | Comments

What are the qualities that go into a top life science research university?                                                                      

The Good & Not-So-Good of Academic Rankings

April 8, 2014 11:44 am | by Tim Studt, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

A plethora of academic ranking systems reveal “old school” traditions and new school limitations.                                                                                           

Federal Cuts Slow, But Don't Stop Growth

April 8, 2014 11:37 am | by Tim Studt, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

Slowing federal investments in academia first surfaced in 2012, and likely will remain as federal spending cuts continue.                                                            

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Visualization Technology Brings a New Dimension

April 8, 2014 11:26 am | by Larry Paul, Senior Director of Technology and Visualization Solutions Management, Christie | Articles | Comments

State-of-the-art visualization systems are opening up a whole new world—and dimension—to researchers everywhere.                                                                   

Laboratory Equipment: 2014 Pittcon Digest

February 14, 2014 12:06 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

Laboratory Equipment's Pittcon Digest issue features the annual Purchasing Intent Study, a look into the minds of users and manufacturers as portrayed through reader surveys from January 2013 to January 2014.                                    

Academic Sourceguide: November 2013

November 5, 2013 3:57 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The November 2013 issue of Academic Sourceguide features a cover story on building technologically advanced laboratories to support the technologically advanced research performed inside. Other article topics include: handling safety from academia to industry; HPC capabilities in academia; and industry-academia collaborations on wireless communications, battery development and RNA technologies.

High-Tech Buildings for High-Tech Research

November 5, 2013 2:59 pm | by Mark Whiteley, RIBA | Articles | Comments

As technology has grown, so too has the need for collaborative, flexible laboratories that integrate a full range of technological, business and cultural components.                                

Bridging the Gap from Knowledge to How-To

November 5, 2013 2:47 pm | by Michelle Taylor, Editor | Agilent Technologies, Inc. | Articles | Comments

The mission of one research and teaching laboratory is simple: build the next generation of engineers, while also building next-gen wireless communication solutions.                           

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HPC Infrastructures Increase in Academia

November 5, 2013 2:43 pm | by Tim Studt, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

Teraflop supercomputers, terabyte storage systems and gibabit networks all support academic research.                                                                  

Handling the Post- Academia Safety Shift

November 5, 2013 2:32 pm | by Lori Seiler, Associate Director for Environmental Health and Safety for Dow Research and Development | Articles | Comments

Good leadership and safety programs can help post-academics adjust to the rigorous standards of an industrial lab.                                                         

Green Car Research Charges Forward

November 5, 2013 2:25 pm | by Lily Barback, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

A new industry-academia collaborative, open innovation lab in the nation's automotive capital is hoping to give a boost to the green car industry.                                                  

The Collaborative RNA Dream

November 5, 2013 2:14 pm | by Christina Smith, News Editor | Articles | Comments

A formally small RNA facility in Albany has expanded into a collaborative laboratory with almost 400 researchers nationwide.                                                    

Academic Sourceguide: April 2013

April 5, 2013 4:42 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The April 2013 issue of Academic Sourceguide focuses on collaboration, be it between universities, non-profit, commercial, etc. Collaborations, especially in the pharmaceutical industry, seem to be defining future research.

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‘Collaboratory’ Academic Labs

April 5, 2013 4:30 pm | by Tim Studt, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

It’s not just about open labs anymore; new labs are creating spaces where scientists and engineers can openly communicate.

Chinese & Russian Approaches to Higher Education

April 5, 2013 3:55 pm | by Tim Studt, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

Russia plans to close some struggling institutions while China looks to continue expanding the excellence of their academic programs.

Global Alliance Accelerates Academic Research

April 5, 2013 3:47 pm | by Michelle Longo, Managing Editor | Articles | Comments

A global alliance of the world’s top translational health centers have teamed up to improve the rate at which academic research translates into new medicines.

Shifting the Lab Culture to One of Safety

April 5, 2013 3:40 pm | by Nathan Watson, CEO, BioRAFT, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Researchers are hoping data-driven exploration can provide insight and best practices to bring about a change in lab safety culture.

Collaborations in Translational Research Speed the Drug Pipeline

April 5, 2013 3:36 pm | by Lily Barback, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

A multidisciplinary approach to drug discovery and development speeds the overall drug process and fuels the treatments of the future.

Effects of Sequestration on Academic Research

April 5, 2013 3:29 pm | by Tim Studt, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

Cuts in academic research funded by the federal government are now assured and universities will have to make the best of it.

Research Space Increases, But Less then Expected

April 5, 2013 3:09 pm | by Michelle Longo, Managing Editor | Articles | Comments

The biological and biomedical fields have done their part to accelerate the growth of research space in universities, but the overall increase is still less than the median growth.

Academic Sourceguide: November 2012

November 6, 2012 10:22 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The November 2012 issue of the bi-annual Academic Sourceguide discusses the steps that need to be taken to ensure future U.S. dominance in academics. Other article topics include pure lab water, fume hood safety, disease research and intervention, modern lab instrumentation and more. 

Fume Hood Protocols Are Critical for Student Safety

November 6, 2012 9:51 am | by Kelly Williams, Market Analyst, Labconco Corp. | Labconco Corporation | Articles | Comments

The importance of chemical fume hoods cannot be understated, nor can the importance of safety protocols when dealing with these devices.

Modern Lab Instruments Increase the Chances for Success

November 5, 2012 4:39 pm | by Simon Nunn, Global Marketing Director, Molecular Spectroscopy, Thermo Fisher Scientific | Articles | Comments

Today’s state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation is making it easier for young scientists to be successful.

Research as Intervention: Dealing with Disease

November 5, 2012 4:33 pm | by Kristin Simonetti, Elon Univ. | Articles | Comments

Psychosocial issues surrounding HIV/AIDS has forced some to fall out of treatment, turning back the clock on all the progress made in the last two decades.

Program Matches Undergrads With Experienced Researchers

November 5, 2012 4:29 pm | by Rosie Gochnour and Joe Kullman, Arizona State Univ. | Articles | Comments

The national Undergraduate Research Initiative seeks to provide students with hands-on experience and better career options.

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