Cover Story |  Volume 13 - Issue 4  |  May 2018

The Price of Science

The 2019 US budget proposal contemplates a 42.3 percent reduction by 2028 in nondefense discretionary spending, where scientific research dollars are situated

Sections

Business Management

As Federal Research Funds Recede, the Private Sector is Filling the Gap

As Federal Research Funds Recede, the Private Sector is Filling the Gap

The 2019 US budget proposal contemplates a 42.3 percent reduction by 2028 in nondefense discretionary spending, where scientific research dollars are situated

Tips and Resources for Maximizing Your Lab Spend

Tips and Resources for Maximizing Your Lab Spend

There are many resources and strategies available to help lab managers streamline the procurement process and find the best deals on equipment and supplies

Research-Specific Labs

University of Michigan Facility Advances Nuclear Research in a Former Reactor

University of Michigan Facility Advances Nuclear Research in a Former Reactor

The University of Michigan’s Nuclear Engineering Laboratory in Ann Arbor finds its perfect fit—in a former nuclear reactor

Leadership and Staffing

Tools for Narrowing the Communication Gap Between Far-Flung Teams: Part II

Tools for Narrowing the Communication Gap Between Far-Flung Teams: Part II

Part one of this article was published in last month’s April issue, which can be found at: www.labmanager.com/managing-remotely 

Laboratory Technology

How the Internet of Things Is Affecting Laboratory Equipment

How the Internet of Things Is Affecting Laboratory Equipment

A paradigm shift in how we think about laboratory equipment

Lab Health and Safety

Working with Biohazards

Working with Biohazards

Fundamentals of a comprehensive exposure control plan

Multimedia

Biohazard Safety

Biohazard Safety

Remember safe handling, PPE, and hygiene procedures when working with biohazardous materials

Centrifuge Preventive Care

Centrifuge Preventive Care

Maintaining your centrifuge will keep it spinning safely for years to come 

Linda's Lab: Electrical Safety

Linda's Lab: Electrical Safety

Linda shows Lenny how to prevent electrical shocks in the lab

INSIGHTS

Probing Elements with X-Ray Fluorescence and Diffraction

Probing Elements with X-Ray Fluorescence and Diffraction

Methods are combined to reveal greater insight into samples

Ask the Expert

Trends in Capillary Electrophoresis

Trends in Capillary Electrophoresis

Nancy Allbritton, PhD, discusses some of the recent changes and challenges in capillary electrophoresis

Technologies Driving Cancer Research

Technologies Driving Cancer Research

Laurence J.N. Cooper, MD, talks to contributing editor Tanuja Koppal, PhD, about the development of new cell therapies for treating cancers 

Product Focus

Enhancing Chromatography Data Integrity

Enhancing Chromatography Data Integrity

Equipment, scientists, and regulators must work together to improve the usefulness of their results

A Guide to Proper Pipetting

A Guide to Proper Pipetting

Following these guidelines can improve the accuracy of manual liquid handling

Laboratory Carrier Gas Alternatives

Laboratory Carrier Gas Alternatives

How hydrogen, helium, and nitrogen stack up

Surveys

Top 10 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer Features

Top 10 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer Features

Learn the most common applications and more from the latest survey results

Top 10 Factors to Look for When Purchasing a Microplate Handler

Top 10 Factors to Look for When Purchasing a Microplate Handler

Learn readers’ most sought-after features and more from our latest survey results

2018 Cold Storage Industry Survey Results

2018 Cold Storage Industry Survey Results

Learn which options our readers use and more from our latest survey results

What to Look for When Buying a Vacuum Pump

What to Look for When Buying a Vacuum Pump

Find out readers’ purchasing plans and more from the latest survey results

How it Works

How Prescriptive Analytics Helps You Know “What to Test Next”

How Prescriptive Analytics Helps You Know “What to Test Next”

Answering the question “What do I test next?” is a fundamental challenge for any sort of research lab