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Lab Improvement: A Few Tips to Upgrading Your Lab

As technology evolves and tech staff expands and contracts, it’s key to have a laboratory environment that evolves as well. If you’re looking to give your lab space an upgrade, Endocrine News has a few helpful hints. It is not uncommon to outgrow your laboratory space. A new work function may change your equipment needs,...
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Researchers Studying Novel Gestational Diabetes Screening Alternative

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) recently published a study demonstrating the potential clinical utility of glycated CD59 (GCD59) as a novel biomarker for the screening and diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The data from this study showed that a single blood test that measures plasma GCD59 at week 24-28 of gestation identified...
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Labs Made Easier: 7 Must-Haves for Today’s Lab

Keeping the modern research lab up to date as the technology evolves can often be a full-time job. Since most scientists would rather be focused on their research, Endocrine News has compiled a few of the coolest gadgets to make your lab life a little easier.   Choosing the best equipment for your laboratory can...
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New Competition Brings Innovation to Diabetes Management

A new competition to bring innovation into the daily lives of type 2 diabetes patients was launched on April 10. The Alexa Diabetes Challenge is calling on innovators to create Alexa voice-enabled solutions to improve the lives of those with type 2 diabetes. The $250,000, multi-stage, prize competition is sponsored by Merck & Co., and...
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Five Ways to Lower Your Pipettes Costs

shutterstock_542604091 They are one of the many necessities you need to keep your research on track. But the omnipresent pipettes can also be one of your lab’s biggest costs if you’re not careful. Endocrine has assembled some tips to keep those costs down while you keep your research going. Unexpected and ongoing excessive costs are common...
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Hormone Scientists Head for the Mountains

Lange, Carol 2016 Hormone researchers from around the world will be descending on Snowmass Village, Colo., in June for the FASEB Science Research Conference focused on steroid hormone receptors. Conference co-organizer Carol Lange, PhD, tells us why endocrine scientists dedicated to this field should attend. The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is hosting its Science...
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Put it in Print: Tips to Getting Your Research Published

in print Navigating journal publishing can be an arduous task when you’re up to your neck in research. However, Endocrine News offers up these tips to make the process smoother. Your laboratory is conducting excellent research that promises significant results. Publishing a paper on your work in a scientific peer-reviewed journal is the main way to promote...
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Storage Wars: Should You Outsource Lab Storage?

storage-wars Since laboratory space is at a premium, it’s tempting to outsource specimen storage. Endocrine News weighs the pros and cons of moving specimen storage offsite or keeping it at arm’s length. Changing healthcare policies have led to new realities at medical labs. Reimbursements and test volume are down, making efficiency and smart budget management more...