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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...

11 Quick Tips for Maintaining Mammalian Cell Lines

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 the 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...

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...

How to Improve Communication 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...

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...

How to Avoid Repetitive Stress Injuries in the Lab

Repetitive stress injury (RSI) is a serious condition that’s frequently associated with lab work. The daily routine of pipetting and other repetitive...

Benefits of a Laboratory Information Management System

The definition of a laboratory information management system (LIMS) is ever-evolving, with the technology used to develop it continually advancing and the needs of...

7 Techniques That Drive Scientists Crazy Regarding Sample Labeling

Everyone, at some point in their scientific career, has come across a technique that is made far more difficult than necessary because of how...

7 Tips for Managing a Productive Lab

Managing a productive lab and keeping it running smoothly isn’t an easy thing to do. Below, we’ve listed several tips that can set your...

10 Ways Reducing VOCs can Improve Fertility Rates

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a common technique utilized by assisted reproductive technology (ART) facilities to fertilize donor eggs, and implant them back into...

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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...

Research Spotlight: Dr. Anjana Venkataramanan

This week's Research Spotlight focuses on Dr. Anjana Venkataramanan, a former Ph.D. life science researcher who recently transitioned from academia to industry. She has...

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...