Recent Articles

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 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.
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 3:59 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 4:07 pm
ALN recently asked readers what the current status of their vivarium was. Click through to see the results.                                               
October 2, 2014 9:46 am
Alesia Latson
Disappointment is inevitable for leaders. At times your people will disappoint you, and there will also be instances where you disappoint others. So the fact that disappointment occurs isn’t the challenge. The real issue to address is how you respond to the disappointment.
September 26, 2014 8:19 am
Josh Faehner
Deciding what kind of animal bedding to use in your facility is an important but often overlooked consideration that plays a large role in the welfare of your animals. Bedding is one of the few items with which your animal is always in constant contact. The bedding you choose is where your animals will sleep, play, and spend the majority of their lives.
September 24, 2014 9:01 am
Christian Lawrence
The zebrafish (Danio rerio) model system has come a long way in the nearly 40 years that have passed since the late George Streisinger and his team at the University of Oregon first embarked on their historic quest to use the diminutive tropical minnow to help unravel the genetic mysteries of early neural development.
September 22, 2014 8:16 am
Vince Mcleod, CIH
I am one of the Safety Guys. I was not at work. I was at home. A few months back I purchased a couple gallons of muriatic acid to clean up some floor tile after a poor grouting job. I used up one and set the other jug at the side of the house away from pets and people.
August 28, 2014 5:50 pm
Martin Seidenfeld, Ph.D.
As a manager your job is to get things done through others. Your effectiveness therefore depends on your ability to communicate to those “others”—your employees. To be a good communicator, obey these rules! This is one of the hardest skills for managers to practice. Being friendly means letting your employees know that you care about them—not just as the workers on whom you depend, but as human beings.
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