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

Opinion: Preparing for Potential Disasters
Larissa Paschyn | Jan 25, 2017
How to increase the resiliency of biotechnology organizations in the face of emergency risks
Thirty Years of Lab Safety
Michal Barski | Oct 1, 2016
From mouth pipetting to automated liquid handling, life-science labs have gotten much safer over the past three decades.
The Importance of Good Pipetting Practices
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Dec 4, 2020
Good pipetting practices ease researcher burdens and boost data reproducibility.
DoD Under Investigation for Pathogen-Handling Mistakes
Jef Akst | Sep 16, 2015
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
Readers reveal research mishaps
Focus on Precision: The Importance of Pipetting Accuracy for High-Sensitivity Techniques
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jun 22, 2020
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. 
Lab Bloopers
Jenny Rood | Apr 22, 2015
Reddit users share the worst mishaps they’ve witnessed while working in the lab.
Risky Research Halted at Tulane
Jef Akst | Mar 3, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
An international survey suggests that labs may not be safe as researchers think.
Death by Lab-Acquired Infection?
Sabrina Richards | May 8, 2012
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
A laboratory head faces criminal charges after one of his researchers died in a lab fire in 2008.