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The Challenges of Lab Relocation

If you thought moving your home was stressful, wait until you have to move your lab! We share some tips from someone who has been there, moved that! Moving companies may be the only ones who like moving. The packing, unpacking, and setting up in a new place can give anyone months-long anxiety. When the...
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Trust but Verify: The Impact of Erroneous ACTH Assays

An ACTH assay’s accuracy became so concerning that it warranted a paper in the Journal of the Endocrine Society that detailed five separate cases. Raising awareness of this rare but serious issue can avoid misdiagnoses that put patients in peril.  This past April, an article appeared in the Journal of the Endocrine Society titled, “Assay-Specific...
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It’s Easy Being Green in the Lab

endogear_touchpad Laboratories are one of the next major frontiers in sustainability. Laboratories consume as much as five times more energy per square foot than typical offices, and the opportunity for energy reduction is enormous. While the combination of energy-intensive equipment, round-the-clock operations, and unique ventilation requirements do pose a challenge when looking at reducing a lab’s...
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The Art of Scientific Storytelling

corbinheadshot When you spend the majority of your life at the bench, you might sometimes forget how to tell your story so that you can spend even more time at the bench through grants and papers. Here is a look at what steps you can take to present your research in a dynamic and impactful manner....
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New Kids at the Bench

lab notes featured pic In Alexander Kauffman’s lab at UCSD, there are a few new fresh faces behind the goggles. His lab is recruiting high school students as interns to contribute “new perspectives and fearless solutions” to the traditional laboratory environment, not to mention inspiring a new generation of scientists. Look around the laboratory of Alexander (Sasha) Kauffman, PhD,...
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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,...