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Women Lose Vision After Stem Cell Treatment
Kerry Grens | Mar 17, 2017
The adipose-derived cells were injected into the patients’ eyes to treat age-related macular degeneration.
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.
Effects of BPA Substitutes
Kerry Grens | Apr 11, 2016
Two studies add to the evidence that replacements for the plastic additive affect cells and animals in the same, untoward ways as bisphenol A.
Diagnostics Group Refutes FDA’s Concerns
Kerry Grens | Dec 17, 2015
The Association for Molecular Pathology finds fault in the agency’s report on safety issues associated with certain lab tests.
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.
CDC Lab Resumes After Safety Lapses
Kerry Grens | Jul 25, 2014
A high-security tuberculosis lab at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may return to transferring hazardous materials.
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.
Positive Developments on the HIV Front
Bob Grant | Mar 7, 2014
A gene-editing protocol shows promise, and a second baby who was started on antiretroviral drugs soon after birth appears to be virus-free a year later.