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Cover Story |  Volume 16 - Issue 5  |  June 2021

Three Strategies to Make Labs More Sustainable

Making the research enterprise more sustainable and equitable

Sections

Leadership and Staffing

Three Keys to Improve How Lab Staff Ask for Help

Three Keys to Improve How Lab Staff Ask for Help

The science practiced in most labs is too diverse, too complex, and too detailed to be fully mastered by individuals

Common Myths About Leadership: Debunked

Common Myths About Leadership: Debunked

Managing expectations versus reality for those in leadership roles

Business Management

Three Strategies to Make Labs More Sustainable

Three Strategies to Make Labs More Sustainable

Making the research enterprise more sustainable and equitable

Adapting to Organizational Changes

Adapting to Organizational Changes

Tips to help staff navigate the changes that impact them

Recycling Laboratory Consumables

Recycling Laboratory Consumables

How to reduce and recycle laboratory plastics

Labs Less Ordinary

Lab Provides Potato Education, Produces Healthier Tubers

Lab Provides Potato Education, Produces Healthier Tubers

The Seed Potato Germplasm Program at the University of Idaho works closely with the seed potato industry to produce better potatoes

Multimedia

Energy Efficient Laboratory Equipment

Energy Efficient Laboratory Equipment

Innovative features reduce energy consumption and operating costs

How it Works

Sampling Solutions That Keep Up with Proactive Environmental Monitoring

Sampling Solutions That Keep Up with Proactive Environmental Monitoring

The 3M environmental scrub sampler with 10 mL wide spectrum neutralizer

Lab Design and Furnishings

Designing and Building a ‘Green’ Lab

Designing and Building a ‘Green’ Lab

Flexible, thoughtful lab design saves both energy and money  

Law Library Transformed into Modern Science Labs

Law Library Transformed into Modern Science Labs

University of South Carolina Science & Technology Building wins Special Mention for Adaptive Reuse in Lab Design Excellence Awards

Lab Health and Safety

Chemical Spill Management and Response

Chemical Spill Management and Response

Best practices for preventing chemical spills in the lab

INSIGHTS

The Impact of Clouds on Climate Change

The Impact of Clouds on Climate Change

Cloud formation and other fundamental knowledge can enhance future climate models

Products in Action

Vector Lab Products Laboratory Refrigerators and Freezers

Vector Lab Products Laboratory Refrigerators and Freezers

Vector laboratory grade +4°C refrigerators and -25°C freezers are designed to exceed the high demands of everyday lab use by focusing on high performance, security, and sustainability

Equinox Semi-Micro, Analytical & Precision Balances

Equinox Semi-Micro, Analytical & Precision Balances

Adam Equipment’s Equinox balances combine precision and an intuitive touchscreen display into a single device.

Ask the Expert

Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Diagnostics Development

Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Diagnostics Development

In this month's Q&A, Arvind Rao, PhD, talks with contributing editor Tanuja Koppal, PhD, about how artificial intelligence will likely impact diagnostics development

Product Focus

Staying Compliant Using Lab Balances

Staying Compliant Using Lab Balances

In regulated work, balances must be in compliance and create an audit trail

Cold Storage Security

Cold Storage Security

Proper security measures for cold storage units is essential for safeguarding valuable contents

Accelerating Flow Cytometry's Potential for Drug Screening

Accelerating Flow Cytometry's Potential for Drug Screening

New applications also provide a boost for the technique's possible use in subcellular characterization

Protecting Your Lab Instruments by Optimizing Power Sources

Protecting Your Lab Instruments by Optimizing Power Sources

Strategies to supply your instruments with the correct electrical power at all times