Cover Story |  Volume 12 - Issue 10  |  November 2017

Lab Management Fundamentals

Time-tested tips for stepping up your management game

Sections

Business Management

Lab Management Fundamentals

Lab Management Fundamentals

Time-tested tips for stepping up your management game

How to Ensure Reliable Data in the Lab

How to Ensure Reliable Data in the Lab

The need for tougher controls as regulators hold labs to ever higher standards

The Seven Most Common Grades for Chemicals and Reagents

The Seven Most Common Grades for Chemicals and Reagents

It is imperative that everyone in the custody supply chain know and understand the different grades of chemicals and their uses

Research-Specific Labs

Home of the World's Brightest Laser Looks to Bring High-Quality X-rays to Research, Medical Applications

Home of the World's Brightest Laser Looks to Bring High-Quality X-rays to Research, Medical Applications

While scientists in fiction often use lasers for evil, researchers in the real world use them to help humankind

Leadership and Staffing

Professional Networking for Today's Scientist

Professional Networking for Today's Scientist

There are a variety of benefits to knowing other professionals in your field—especially in the sciences, where collaborations could be the key to further advancement

Ask Linda: Advancing Your Career

Ask Linda: Advancing Your Career

While there are specific skills needed to be an effective manager, there are also mental attitudes or mindsets that aspiring managers need to develop

Laboratory Technology

Tools and Techniques That Help Scientists Customize Their Workflows

Tools and Techniques That Help Scientists Customize Their Workflows

Most labs need some customizing of their workflow, something that fits just right with their research objectives and personnel

Employing Virtual Patients to Advance Drug Development

Employing Virtual Patients to Advance Drug Development

Computer modeling and simulation has become a vital part of the drug development process

Lab Health and Safety

How to Determine and Manage Hazardous Chemical Waste in Your Lab

How to Determine and Manage Hazardous Chemical Waste in Your Lab

Improperly managed hazardous wastes pose serious threats to human health and the environment

INSIGHTS

Fragment-Based Methods for Drug Screening

Fragment-Based Methods for Drug Screening

With fewer smaller chemicals, scientists develop more-targeted medicines

Forensic Proteomics: A Ground-Floor Opportunity

Forensic Proteomics: A Ground-Floor Opportunity

Where DNA fingerprinting has been used for many years in forensics, proteomics represents a new frontier in forensic science

Ask the Expert

LC-MS-MS and GC-MS for Water Quality Monitoring

LC-MS-MS and GC-MS for Water Quality Monitoring

Saptashati “Tania” Biswas is a postdoctoral research scientist at the National Center for Water Quality Research, which is based at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio

Advances in Imaging

Advances in Imaging

Michelle Lowe Ocaña talks about new technologies and trends in imaging hardware

Product Focus

UV-Vis for Biomolecules

UV-Vis for Biomolecules

Analyzing DNA and proteins in vitro and in vivo with ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy

Cutting Contamination in Your CO2 Incubator

Cutting Contamination in Your CO2 Incubator

Keeping cultures free of contamination depends on technique and the right tools

Lab Balances: Weighing in the Wind

Lab Balances: Weighing in the Wind

Even a little airflow can throw off a measurement

Better Cell Disruption with Beads

Better Cell Disruption with Beads

Getting a quick grind without breaking the bank

Surveys

What Do Gas Chromatography Users Have to Say?

What Do Gas Chromatography Users Have to Say?

Learn the most common GC problems readers experience, and more, from the latest survey results.

How Does Your Pipette Stack Up?

How Does Your Pipette Stack Up?

Learn which pipette types are most common and more from our latest pipette survey results

What do Centrifuge Users have to Say?

What do Centrifuge Users have to Say?

Learn the most sought-after features and more from our latest centrifuge survey results

What Are Users Saying About Stirrers?

What Are Users Saying About Stirrers?

Find out the main issues users run into, and more, from the latest stirrer survey results

How it Works

An Accelerated Procedure for the Determination of Lipid’s Oxidation Stability

An Accelerated Procedure for the Determination of Lipid’s Oxidation Stability

Problem: Every matrix containing lipids undergoes oxidation of the fat portion that causes, for example in food or feed samples, the loss of its natural sensorial qualities, bad smell, and unpleasant flavor.

Multimedia

Linda's Lab: Lessons in Liquid Handling

Linda's Lab: Lessons in Liquid Handling

Linda helps her colleague improve his pipetting techniques, with exciting results!