Sections

Business Management

Researchers Making Better Use of the Social Network

Researchers Making Better Use of the Social Network

By most accounts, a majority of scientists remain skeptical about the value of using social media platforms to communicate aspects of their research

Upgrading to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification of Chemicals

Upgrading to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification of Chemicals

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, hereafter called the GHS, is a UN-approved system that aims to improve safety and documentation for laboratory chemicals across all nations

Research-Specific Labs

The National Research Council of Canada’s Bird Guns Ensure Safe Air Travel

The National Research Council of Canada’s Bird Guns Ensure Safe Air Travel

While the thought of firing bird carcasses at airplanes might seem funny, tests like these are serious business

Leadership and Staffing

Generation Y: What Millennials Can Bring to Today's Research Enterprise

Generation Y: What Millennials Can Bring to Today's Research Enterprise

Tech-savvy and committed, millennials can bring a lot to today's labs

Laboratory Technology

Running and Monitoring Lab Processes from Afar

Running and Monitoring Lab Processes from Afar

The concept of remote in today’s lab can mean starting and monitoring experiments from your office—or even farther away from the lab setup, if you like

Helium vs. Hydrogen: One Chromatographer Weighs In

Helium vs. Hydrogen: One Chromatographer Weighs In

As the ongoing search for helium continues worldwide, the community of analytical chemists often finds itself entangled in the debate of helium versus hydrogen in the field of gas chromatography

November 2016 Technology News

November 2016 Technology News

The latest equipment, instruments, and system introductions to the laboratory market.

Small System, Many Samples

Small System, Many Samples

New ICP-OES tackles the most difficult, high-matrix samples without dilution

Lab Health and Safety

The Safe Use of Extension Cords in the Lab

The Safe Use of Extension Cords in the Lab

Used in the office, in the lab, and in the field, taken for granted until you need one. What are we talking about? Electrical extension cords

INSIGHTS

Western Blotting: A Go-To Tool for Identifying Proteins in Pharmaceutical Studies

Western Blotting: A Go-To Tool for Identifying Proteins in Pharmaceutical Studies

Western blotting separates proteins by size and shape with an electric field applied to a gel, and then targeted proteins are stained with antibodies

The Best Analytical Techniques for Testing Drugs of Abuse

The Best Analytical Techniques for Testing Drugs of Abuse

Because drugs tend to be small-molecule structures, gas-chromatography-MS (GC-MS) serves as confirmation both for alcohol level and for most drugs.

Ask the Expert

Anita Shah on Choosing the Best Analytical Standards

Anita Shah on Choosing the Best Analytical Standards

Anita Shah currently works at Doctor’s Data, Inc. (DDI), as that company’s elements technical manager.

Tari Parmely on the Latest Trends in Cell Culture

Tari Parmely on the Latest Trends in Cell Culture

Tari Parmely is the head of the Tissue Culture Core Laboratory and of media prep, histology, and electron microscopy at the Stowers Institute.

Product Focus

UV-Vis Spectrophotometers for Building Better Beverages

UV-Vis Spectrophotometers for Building Better Beverages

Technology that analyzes the ultraviolet (UV) and visible (Vis) spectrum helps manufacturers make just the right beverages

Features to Look for When Choosing a CO2 Incubator

Features to Look for When Choosing a CO2 Incubator

Angelo DePalma recommends that you ask a lot of questions when searching for a suitable CO2 incubator

Ultramicrobalances: The Ultimate in Precision

Ultramicrobalances: The Ultimate in Precision

If a balance’s measurement goes to seven decimal digits after zero—like 0.0000001 grams—that’s an ultramicrobalance

Mills & Grinders: Producing Just the Right Grind

Mills & Grinders: Producing Just the Right Grind

When it comes to milling and grinding materials, the scientific industry demands instruments capable of producing just the right grind

Surveys

Readers' Favorite GC Features

Readers' Favorite GC Features

Learn readers’ ten favorite GC features and more from our latest GC systems survey results

2016 Microplate Reader Survey Results

2016 Microplate Reader Survey Results

Learn the most common types of microplate handlers and more from our latest product survey results

2016 Centrifuge Survey Results

2016 Centrifuge Survey Results

Learn the most common rotor types and more from our latest centrifuge survey results

2016 Stirrers Survey Results

2016 Stirrers Survey Results

Find out readers’ most frequently encountered issues and more from the latest stirrers and mixers survey results

How it Works

How Isolating Weak Protein Complexes Works

How Isolating Weak Protein Complexes Works

Problem: Alterations in the proteome—including changes in protein expression, function, or localization—play a significant role in the development of cancer and other diseases.

How Running Modern Laboratories with a LIS Works

How Running Modern Laboratories with a LIS Works

For a modern clinical laboratory to remain competitive, adopting a laboratory information system (LIS) has become an economic necessity.