Recent Articles

October 17, 2014 8:10 am
Elizabeth Doughman
The use of cages and racks, and their associated accessories and cage wash equipment continue to be used in the majority of animal research facilities, according to a September 2014 survey conducted by ALN World. Ninety-five percent of respondents use cages in their facility, while 83% indicated that they use racks and 83% use cage and rack washers in their vivarium.
October 15, 2014 8:44 am
Veronica Redaelli, Giuliano Grignaschi and Fabio Luzi
Researchers at Milan University and Mario Negri Institute in Italy have developed an alternative method for body temperature measurement, using infrared thermography (IRT) in nude mice. In the future, the thermographic technique could be optimised in order to detect temperature of the animals in the least invasive way possible.
October 10, 2014 12:17 pm
The goal in the classical Japanese Zen arts is to achieve mastery through spiritual practice. In recent years, many attempts have been made to bring this kind of Zen thinking to the West. Theoretically, the spiritual practice of Zen could be brought to bear on any sort of endeavor. Why not to the art of management?
October 8, 2014 9:14 am
Laura E Kelly and Helen Kelly
New research shows that your health is related not only to what you eat but to what your grandparents ate, what your parents ate, and what you ate in the earliest days of your life—with more discreet differences based on your gender plus your genetic profile and your particular array of gut microbes.
October 7, 2014 10:54 am
Helen Kelly
How do different cell types remember their identities over many cell generations? Leonie Ringrose heads a group at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Vienna that aims to illuminate the behaviour of protein groups charged with this task. And she is so excited by the work—by the biology of life—she wants everyone to delight in science.
October 7, 2014 8:10 am
Walt Grassl
Do you know someone who is very comfortable doing a job that has no leadership dimension, even though you just know they will thrive as a leader? Many of them have a condition that is sometimes referred to as Altitude Sickness. This is not the medical condition, which occurs when you are at high altitudes and cannot get enough oxygen. This Altitude Sickness refers to the fear of success, the fear of reaching great heights. 
October 1, 2014 4:07 pm
ALN recently asked readers what the current status of their vivarium was. Click through to see the results.                                               
October 1, 2014 3:59 pm
Elizabeth Doughman
You may notice a few things are different about this issue of ALN. You asked, and we listened. With this redesign, we are now able to better serve you, our faithful readers. Here's what we've changed:                          
October 1, 2014 3:54 pm
Frank Lynch
The Allied Trade Association (ATA) is an independent association of companies who sell products and services to the Laboratory Animal Research Companies and Facilities. These products and services are critical components necessary for quality animal research and encompass all aspects of research.
October 1, 2014 3:52 pm
Ann Marie Dinkel, RLATG
Every organization and program goes through periods where something just doesn’t work as expected. Diminishing results, turnover, and other common problems call for creative solutions. One way to explore creative solutions is to look at best practices. While this appears to be somewhat of a buzz phrase, it can be related to industry standards.
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