Recent Articles

August 13, 2015 9:51 am
Kannan Rengarajan, P.E and Lutfi Mized, P.E.
This paper will outline the features of one of the most recent research labs built as part of the Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF) at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in 2014. This science lab was built to conduct experiments on various species to understand their performance both on Earth and in Space under different environmental conditions.
August 11, 2015 9:36 am
When you present an idea to your manager, you have to consider several things about your communication. It’s also important to be aware of your boss’s priorities.
August 7, 2015 8:19 am
Here are the hard facts: About 75% of your best workers are actively circulating their resumes, staying in touch with head hunters, and when they can, interviewing for other jobs—and this happens even during their first year of employment with you. Probably the best approach to retaining your best employees is to have an active mentoring program.
July 30, 2015 3:58 pm
Helen Kelly
Professor Jeremy Nicholson, a Professor of Biological Chemistry, Head of the Department of Surgery and Cancer, at Imperial College London, says that accurately measuring the biological origins of disease begins with the microbiome rather than with the genome.
July 30, 2015 9:19 am
Helen Kelly
It is not surprising to find that in an animal research laboratory, first-line caretakers can be ambushed and even overcome by feelings of sadness, loss and grief such that they become disappointed, dejected, disillusioned, exhausted, or burned out.
July 20, 2015 4:07 pm
Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief
During the panel on the Future of the Vivarium at the 2015 TurnKey Conference, one of the panelists had a great thought that really caught my ear. “We think a lot about animal enrichment and welfare, which is great, but I think in the future, we’ll think more about enrichment for people.”
July 20, 2015 4:38 pm
Ann Marie Dinkel, RLATG
The new normal in the work world is doing more with less, cutting positions, increasing efficiency, and replacing people with technology. Any edge gained in productivity translates to a positive bottom line. Applying time management skills is critical for taking control of both your business and personal life. In light of this atmosphere, a review of some basic time management principles is appropriate.
July 20, 2015 5:09 pm
Martin Seidenfeld, Ph.D.
Many managers and supervisors believe they are most productive, and feel most satisfied, when they are attending to crises. Unfortunately, their addiction to "putting out fires" often leaves them with little time to do those things that would really improve their functioning and advance their careers. 
July 17, 2015 3:38 pm
Teresa Woodger
The ATA membership represents a true cross section of suppliers to the laboratory animal science and related research fields. Collectively we continue to develop, manufacture and create products and services contributing to animal welfare, the latest regulatory requirements, and significant refinement in research procedures.
July 17, 2015 3:47 pm
Kevin Lorcheim
The use of ultraviolet light (UV) for germicidal irradiation is not a new idea. UV has been used for disinfection since the mid-20th century, with beginnings even earlier when sunlight was investigated for bactericidal effects in the mid-19th century. Within research facilities, UV has been an option when purchasing Biological Safety Cabinets for years, and can also be used within ductwork.
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