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
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
Leadership and Staffing
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
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
The latest equipment, instruments, and system introductions to the laboratory market.
Small System, Many Samples
New ICP-OES tackles the most difficult, high-matrix samples without dilution
Lab Health and Safety
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
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 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 is the head of the Tissue Culture Core Laboratory and of media prep, histology, and electron microscopy at the Stowers Institute.
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
Angelo DePalma recommends that you ask a lot of questions when searching for a suitable CO2 incubator
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
When it comes to milling and grinding materials, the scientific industry demands instruments capable of producing just the right grind
Readers' Favorite GC Features
Learn readers’ ten favorite GC features and more from our latest GC systems 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
Learn the most common rotor types and more from our latest centrifuge 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
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
For a modern clinical laboratory to remain competitive, adopting a laboratory information system (LIS) has become an economic necessity.