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Infographic: Welcoming Service Dogs into the Lab
Infographic: Welcoming Service Dogs into the Lab
Tips for accommodating students with animal helpers in laboratory courses.
Infographic: Welcoming Service Dogs into the Lab
Infographic: Welcoming Service Dogs into the Lab

Tips for accommodating students with animal helpers in laboratory courses.

Tips for accommodating students with animal helpers in laboratory courses.

laboratory safety
The Importance of Good Pipetting Practices
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | Dec 4, 2020 | 1 min read
Good pipetting practices ease researcher burdens and boost data reproducibility.
Focus on Precision: The Importance of Pipetting Accuracy for High-Sensitivity Techniques
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | Jun 22, 2020 | 1 min read
Experts will discuss how critical pipetting is to modern high-sensitivity techniques, such as flow cytometry and PCR, and steps to ensure proper pipetting technique. 
Opinion: Preparing for Potential Disasters
Larissa Paschyn | Jan 25, 2017 | 3 min read
How to increase the resiliency of biotechnology organizations in the face of emergency risks
Thirty Years of Lab Safety
Michal Barski | Oct 1, 2016 | 3 min read
From mouth pipetting to automated liquid handling, life-science labs have gotten much safer over the past three decades.
DoD Under Investigation for Pathogen-Handling Mistakes
Jef Akst | Sep 16, 2015 | 2 min read
US Defense Department labs are the subject of inquiry following several safety breaches concerning the handling of deadly bacteria and virus strains. 
Lab Bloopers Galore
Jenny Rood | Apr 24, 2015 | 2 min read
Readers reveal research mishaps
Lab Bloopers
Jenny Rood | Apr 22, 2015 | 2 min read
Reddit users share the worst mishaps they’ve witnessed while working in the lab.
Risky Research Halted at Tulane
Jef Akst | Mar 3, 2015 | 1 min read
Federal officials suspend research on certain pathogens at Tulane University following the escape of potentially dangerous bacteria from a high-security lab.
Haste Caused CDC Bird Flu Contamination?
Jef Akst | Aug 19, 2014 | 1 min read
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientist who accidentally leaked H5N1 into a benign strain of avian influenza may have been rushing off to a meeting.
Government Cracks Down on Biosecurity
Tracy Vence | Jul 15, 2014 | 2 min read
After a string of incidents leading to lab closures and a moratorium on the transfer of select agents, US labs are reassessing safety threats within their own walls.
CDC Halts Hazardous Biomaterial Transfers
Tracy Vence | Jul 11, 2014 | 2 min read
Following recent high-profile safety lapses in government labs, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has placed a moratorium on movement of biological materials from BSL-3 and BSL-4 facilities.
Agreement Reached in Lab Fire Case
Jef Akst | Jun 25, 2014 | 2 min read
A University of California, Los Angeles chemist facing criminal charges after a lab accident that killed his research assistant in 2009 avoids a public trial and jail time.
Biology Hacklabs
Megan Scudellari | Mar 1, 2013 | 7 min read
Fueled by donations, sweat, and occasional dumpster diving, community laboratories for DIY biologists are cropping up around the country.
Dude, Where’s My SARS?
Dan Cossins | Jan 21, 2013 | 1 min read
The release of infectious agents from the lab is not uncommon, but lab-acquired infections are rare.
Lab Safety in the Spotlight
Dan Cossins | Jan 4, 2013 | 1 min read
An international survey suggests that labs may not be safe as researchers think.
Death by Lab-Acquired Infection?
Sabrina Richards | May 8, 2012 | 1 min read
A researcher dead from a meningococcal infection may have acquired it in his laboratory.
Chemist Charged After Researcher’s Death
Jef Akst | Jan 3, 2012 | 1 min read
A laboratory head faces criminal charges after one of his researchers died in a lab fire in 2008.
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