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Lab Improvement

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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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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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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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...
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From Boardroom to Bench

Nowhere is mentoring more important than in the world of medicine. Here are six mentoring tips from the business world that could handily apply to your lab. Every physician and researcher fills the role of an apprentice in the early years of his or her career. The guidance of seasoned experts is vital to mastering...
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Mad Scientists: When the Scientist Becomes the Subject

Self-experimentation has a long and noble — and Nobel-winning — history in medical breakthroughs. However, due to collaborative studies and improved technology, these methods have been largely relegated to late-night movies…just ask Dr. Jekyll!  As any scientist knows, getting a new drug, device, or procedure to the human trial stage requires a Herculean effort. It...