Cover Story |  Volume 12 - Issue 8  |  September 2017

Employee Satisfaction

An important part of managerial responsibility is to ensure an overall satisfactory work environment

Sections

Leadership and Staffing

Best Practices for Keeping Your Employees Engaged, Challenged, and Happy

Best Practices for Keeping Your Employees Engaged, Challenged, and Happy

An important part of managerial responsibility is to ensure an overall satisfactory work environment

Effective Knowledge Management Tools and Techniques

Effective Knowledge Management Tools and Techniques

For every organization, people are the key asset. Their knowledge defines what the business knows and can accomplish.

Surveys

The 11th Annual Salary and Employee Satisfaction Survey

The 11th Annual Salary and Employee Satisfaction Survey

Compensation, employer loyalty, and career satisfaction remain steady

Business Management

Time for a Career Change?

Time for a Career Change?

What are the alternatives for those ambitious individuals who are blocked for promotion, whose job has lost its challenge, or who have lost their job?

Where Is Crowdfunding in Science Headed?

Where Is Crowdfunding in Science Headed?

Why scientists and startups have begun choosing this funding method

Research-Specific Labs

How Northwestern University Is Breaking New Ground in Sex-Based Research

How Northwestern University Is Breaking New Ground in Sex-Based Research

From a menstrual cycle in a dish to bioprosthetic ovaries, the Center for Reproductive Science is breaking new ground

Laboratory Technology

Bringing the Lab to the Field

Bringing the Lab to the Field

The latest handheld instruments for remote use

Lab Health and Safety

Developing a Successful Health and Safety Training Program

Developing a Successful Health and Safety Training Program

Daily work in research laboratories poses constant risks to our health and safety.

21st-Century Safety Solutions

21st-Century Safety Solutions

New cloud-based software eases the burden of safety training

INSIGHTS

Measuring Chemicals in Cannabis

Measuring Chemicals in Cannabis

As the industry grows, so does the increased need for potency testing.

Probing Neurological Diseases with Stem Cells

Probing Neurological Diseases with Stem Cells

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have turned the market for assay-worthy cells on its head.

Ask the Expert

Developments in Capillary Electrophoresis Mass Spec (CE-MS)

Developments in Capillary Electrophoresis Mass Spec (CE-MS)

Professor Robert J. Linhardt received his PhD in chemistry from Johns Hopkins University in 1979 and did postdoctoral studies at MIT.

Tackling Sample Prep for Mass Spectrometry

Tackling Sample Prep for Mass Spectrometry

Thomas Neubert, PhD, talks to contributing editor Tanuja Koppal, PhD, about analyzing small molecules and proteins from diverse samples using mass spectrometry (MS).

Product Focus

HPLC’s Universal Detector

HPLC’s Universal Detector

Charged aerosol detection identifies a wide range of analytes at high sensitivity

Required Reading for Cell-Based Assays

Required Reading for Cell-Based Assays

The transfer of standard “test tube” chemical, biochemical, and live-cell assays to microplate formats boosted scientists’ ability to run large-scale, replicative experiments in many different formats

Finding the Right Electrode for Your pH Meter is Key

Finding the Right Electrode for Your pH Meter is Key

Some sample measurements can pose unique challenges that require special pH measurement considerations

The Many Ways to Shake Samples

The Many Ways to Shake Samples

When shopping for the right shaker, there are many factors to consider; as the rock band Genesis would say, there’s an “ocean of motion.”

How it Works

How Safeguarding Sample Integrity with Automated Storage Systems Works

How Safeguarding Sample Integrity with Automated Storage Systems Works

Almost every laboratory requires sample storage, regardless of whether the samples to be stored are  chemical or biological in nature.

Lab Health and Safety Tips

Ask Linda: Developing a Lab Safety Culture

Ask Linda: Developing a Lab Safety Culture

Incorporate safety procedures into the university course curriculum

Multimedia

Linda's Lab: Goodbye Centrifuge

Linda's Lab: Goodbye Centrifuge

Linda and her colleagues throw a going away shindig for an old pal—the centrifuge