Recent Articles

February 8, 2018 9:41 am
Mike Mottet, LEED, AP, and Jerry Percifield
Ultimately, organizations need a plan for consolidating and optimizing all animal facilities and their operations across campus—and this is where developing a vivarium master plan will provide a roadmap for both operational and facilities optimization.
February 6, 2018 4:44 pm
Markus Schaufele, MS, CSP, Northwestern University
Laboratory buildings consume more than half of the total Northwestern University electricity demand, and a large part of this is for laboratory building ventilation systems.
February 5, 2018 4:11 pm
Will Singleton, DVM
Leadership is your ability to inspire and influence people. Although some may be born with natural leadership traits, true leadership develops over time and can be practiced by anyone willing to put aside his or her personal interests for the best interests of others.
February 5, 2018 12:03 pm
Casey V. Frandsen, LVT, Christine M. Peterson, RLATG, David E. Mooneyhan, RLATG, and Dr. Wendy O. Williams, DVM, DACLAM
There is a strong emphasis in the laboratory animal profession on the importance of ensuring proper training of research personnel on animal handling and techniques; yet, there is little emphasis placed on how to properly train new trainers to conduct such training.
February 2, 2018 10:44 am
Martin Seidenfeld, Ph.D.
By definition, unmotivated employees are capable of doing their jobs, but simply aren't trying very hard. As a manager, your job is to do whatever it takes to get them involved and wanting to do their very best.
February 1, 2018 10:22 am
Stephany Vásquez-Pérez
Traditionally, flexible film or semi-rigid isolators are the primary methods to maintain germfree mice. Unfortunately, germfree isolators are costly to maintain, especially when they become contaminated.
January 31, 2018 9:23 am
John Sancenito
Animal rights extremists are responsible for approximately 350 criminal acts annually. The vast majority are minor acts of vandalism, but a small number are serious crimes.
January 30, 2018 10:58 am
Melanie Spedale, Nicole Martinec, and Christina Olivares
Starting any animal research program can be costly. Starting a gnotobiotic research program is even more costly due to the specialized equipment, highly trained personnel, and application specific materials needed.
January 29, 2018 10:48 am
Cheryl Pater, BS, RVT, RLATG, CMAR
CERT was developed by the Los Angeles Fire Department in 1985. It is aimed at citizen response during early stages of a catastrophic disaster.
January 26, 2018 10:43 am
Andrew Smith
Pharmaceutical companies are turning to new digital techniques to measure the volume of subcutaneous tumors in mice and help advance global oncology research.
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