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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...
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The 11 Best Apps for Your Lab

lab-lady You might have made hotel reservations or downloaded music from your smart phone or tablet, but now you even have the ability to conduct your research from the palm of your hand. The mobile era has arrived — smart phones and tablets have taken over many day-to-day activities, from ordering takeout to scanning digital boarding...
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Show Me the Money: 11 Tips to a Successful Grant Application

test tubes Before any scientist can dive into his or her research, there must be funding. Most of the time that funding comes from a variety of grants. Endocrine News offers up these 11 tips to help you get your endocrine research off the ground. Hypotheses are free, but successful grant applications require finesse, determination, and a...