February 8, 2018 9:41 am
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pharmaceutical companies are turning to new digital techniques to measure the volume of subcutaneous tumors in mice and help advance global oncology research.