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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.

What You Should Know About Automation in Histology

Histology has evolved considerably since its beginnings in the 17th century, with advances in both specimen processing and analysis. Consequently, histology departments now face increasingly...

Keys to Managing Your Lab’s Inventory of Samples and Reagents

Whether you have banks of cell lines stored in liquid nitrogen or assay reagents constantly consumed, managing your inventory of samples is necessary to keep...

Patient Safety: Labeling Syringes in the Clinic

Syringes are one of the most integral tools of any medical institution.  Primarily used for injectable medications, they are critical to proper patient care,...

How Swiss Cheese Can Help You Avoid Errors in the Lab

Errors occur every day in healthcare institutions and research facilities. Medical lab errors can be very costly, setting hospitals back hundreds (sometimes thousands) of dollars...

How to Choose Software for Your Label Printer

So, you’ve decided to purchase a set of labels and a label printer, but you haven’t figured out which software you should install to...

Using Sex to Identify Mislabeled Samples

Gene expression microarrays generate extremely high amounts of transcriptomic data. These datasets may account for thousands of genes from hundreds of different individuals and...

The Origins of Santa Claus

Most of us are familiar with the mainstream image of Santa Claus, with his reindeer, sleigh, and a country full of elves that love...

A Brief History of Histology

Histology is one of the most varied fields of research, with a host of practical applications. Scientists have used the histological staining of tissues...

Artificial Intelligence in the Clinic: Separating Fact from Fiction

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a popular topic ever since it was introduced in 1956 by John McCarthy. It quickly captured the imagination of...

How to Use Labels in Your Growing Cannabis Business

With medicinal as well as recreational cannabis being legalized across North America in recent years, the industry has seen tremendous growth. However, while this has...

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