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5 Tips for Cleaning the Lab

Though scientists are exceptionally smart and resourceful people, they aren’t always the neatest. I’ve walked into many labs where the area around the weigh...

How to Identify Specimens Embedded in Resin for Electron Microscopy

First discovered in the 1950s, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is now one of the most widely used techniques to resolve cellular structures. It bombards...

The Dos and Don’ts of Labeling Specimens For Pathology Labs

Appropriately identifying patient specimens is of critical importance to pathology labs. The College of Pathologists previously evaluated the average cost of labeling errors at...

11 Quick Tips for Maintaining Mammalian Cell Lines in the Lab

Employing mammalian cell lines is crucial in life science research, especially with new, more relevant models of disease engineered with induced pluripotent stem cells...

How to Prevent Contamination in Your Lab

Everyone’s had their run-ins with contamination in the lab. There are two main types of contamination—biological (bacteria or fungi) and chemical—both of which can...

Highlights from the SLAS Americas Sample Management Symposium 2019

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) recently held their second Sample Management Symposium in Boston, MA. I was there on behalf of...

Tips for Making Your Lab More Organized

Working in the lab can be both creatively inspiring, allowing you the ultimate freedom to plan, execute, and test your own experimental theories, and...

Top 10 Lab Horror Stories for Halloween

Our previous Top 10 Lab Fails Contest was such a hit that we decided to bring it back, just in time for Halloween. This time around,...

How to Improve Communication with Your Colleagues in the Lab

When working in a lab, you should be as clear as possible with the person you’re communicating with, whether it’s the undergraduate student you’re...

Expo Cannabis 2019: What’s New in the Cannabis Healthcare Landscape

With cannabis now legalized in Canada, research into the beneficial effects of cannabinoids and terpenes is growing across the country. I was recently at Expo...

Don’t Ignore Lab Security: Protecting Your Samples and Data

Lab security is critical no matter what kind of lab you work in. Medical labs need to keep patient identities confidential, while pharmaceutical labs...

Tips for Dealing with the Stress of Working in a Busy Lab

When working in a lab, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by excessive workloads. Clinical labs are regularly inundated with patient specimens, while biomedical research...

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Biobanking is a Priority for Scientists Studying COVID-19

Biobanks serve as a source of primary human tissues, with some storing millions of samples from hundreds of thousands of patients. So, what do...

Research Spotlight: Dr. Dhivya Sudhan, UT Southwestern Medical Center

This is the first in a series of interviews delving into the lives of scientists and their research. This week’s Research Spotlight features Dr....

9 Ways to Improve Turnaround Time in Medical Laboratories

To improve turnaround time in the laboratory is an important benchmark that all medical labs strive for. However, improving turnaround time is rarely a...

What We Know About COVID-19 Immunity Right Now

Don't forget to favorite this blog as it will be continuously updated with the latest news regarding COVID-19 immunity. Five months after the COVID-19 outbreak...