Recent Articles

February 3, 2015 10:40 am
Let’s say gowning takes too long, and too often people are slipshod. Should you send out a reminder? Retrain? Post new instructions? What else, why, how and at what cost? Possibilities can seem endless and decision criteria hard to find, but you can take control by running small scale experiments.
February 2, 2015 10:16 am
Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief
ALN recently asked readers what aspects of housing they thought would be regulated by one standard worldwide in the future. Click here to see the results.                  
February 2, 2015 2:22 pm
Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief
ALN recently asked readers what types of surgical and medical equipment and supplies they use in their vivariums. Click here to see the results.                  
January 30, 2015 11:11 am
Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief
The types of caging used in vivariums are changing according to a recent ALN survey. Click here to see the results.                       
January 30, 2015 10:40 am
Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief
ALN recently asked readers what factors they considered when selecting housing for their vivarium. Click here to see the results.                     
January 28, 2015 11:16 am
Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief
ALN recently asked readers what kind of housing and housing equipment they use in your vivarium. Click here to see the results.                   
January 26, 2015 3:38 pm
Ken Henderson
Reducing the use of laboratory animals has been a long-term goal in biological research. Many in vivo assays, like rabbit endotoxin testing or mouse antibody production testing to detect viral contaminants have largely been replaced by in vitro enzyme or PCR-based assays.
January 26, 2015 11:32 am
Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief
This week's Tales From the Lab is Karl Arend, Project Manager at Art's Way Scientific from Decorah, Iowa. Art's Way Scientific designs, manufactures, and installs custom facilities for laboratory animal research, biocontainment, triage, public health, and general laboratory requirements.
January 26, 2015 9:04 am
Stephen Durkee
The "storm of the century" is about to hit the eastern seaboard, from New Jersey to Maine. In some areas, 3+" of snow and hurricane-force winds are predicted. In a press conference yesterday, New York Mayor, Bill deBlasio warned that this "may be the worst snowstorm that New York has ever seen." ALN wants your facility to be prepared, so we're sharing this article on disaster planning from our archives.
January 16, 2015 9:55 am
Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief
This week's Tales From the Lab is Mangala Gunatilake, an Associate Professor in Physiology, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Columbo in Sri Lanka. Mangala organized and conducted the First International Certificate course on Laboratory Animal Science in the Asian Region which was held in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo in 2011 in collaboration with the Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
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