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Alexander Goldberg, Ph.D.

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The scientific writer and social media manager at GA International. Dr. Alex Goldberg earned his Ph.D. in biology and previously worked as a post-doc in toxicology and medicine, studying chronological lifespan in yeast, anti-neoplastic small molecules, and the genetics of tuberous sclerosis complex.

How Scientists are Tackling the Problem of K-Ras in Cancer

K-Ras belongs to the family of RAS genes whose gene products comprise some of the most important signaling modulators in cancer cells. It governs the...

Tips for Planning Labwork

One of the primary skills a scientist should have is planning and organizing their work. Multiple experiments often need to be carried out simultaneously...

Barcodes Vs RFID: Which is Best for Your Lab?

When it comes to tracking and tracing samples, the best options available are either barcode printed labels or radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags. For specimens...

Preventing Sample Tampering With Tamper-Evident Labels

Tamper-evident labels are an easy and convenient way to deter sample tampering and are a great tool for biobanks, forensic labs, and medical clinics. Tampering...

The History of Cervical Cancer Screening

Though cervical cancer has likely existed for far longer, its official discovery occurred as recently as 1886, when Sir John Williams described a lesion...

Research Spotlight: Umme Uzma Haveri, CEO of Labmate.io

This week’s Research Spotlight focuses on Umme Uzma Haveri, a former Master’s student turned entrepreneur who founded Labmate.io, a company that develops software to...

Avoiding Costly Errors in Histology

Histology labs are frequently bombarded with patient samples that require mistake-free, timely processing to render the right diagnosis to the right patient. As a...

Preclinical Research: Translating Results from Mice to Humans

All clinically approved therapeutics have passed through preclinical testing at some point. Drugs must be tested in animal subjects before human trials are conducted;...

Spotlight: Dr. Manoj Jadhav, CEO of ISHA Therapeutics

This week we spotlight Dr. Manoj Jadhav, founder, and CEO of ISHA Therapeutics and former assistant professor at KEM Hospital in Mumbai, India. “Contributing to...

How to Re-Label Cryogenically Stored Legacy Vials

Implementing a new laboratory information management system (LIMS) isn’t a one-step process; it involves buy-in from the entire lab to reorganize inventory and workflow...

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