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Schizophrenia: According to genetics

July 11, 2011 11:06 am | by Mary Sakacs | Comments

The well-known disease Schizophrenia is a major mental disorder that contains an array of ghastly symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, disordered speech and thinking, and a loss in social behaviors.

Firefighters are Macho Men…and Women

June 30, 2011 10:59 am | by Mary Sakacs | Comments

A recent article published at the University of Gothenburg, takes a closer look at the profession of a fireman. Between the stereotypes that society has stigmatized to the profession and the actual role of a firefighter, there were many questions that I pondered when learning about a firefighter’s point of view on his day to day experiences.


Say Again?

August 20, 2010 10:36 am | by Lily Barback | Comments

Recent studies at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston suggest that I’m not the only teenager who damaged his/her hearing in recent years.


Digging Out

April 2, 2010 9:23 am | Comments

I have a love/hate relationship with business travel. On one hand, I enjoy learning about the latest technologies before anyone else. I also enjoy meeting the people who had previously only been voices on the phone or words in an email to me. But on the other, I can't stand how long it takes me to dig out by just missing a few days in the office.


Increased Visibility

February 22, 2010 11:01 am | by Robert Fee | Comments

I'm a little late to the party, but Time magazine seems to be all over our industry lately. Coming back from LabAutomation 2010, one of the biggest impressions I was left with was the excitement of one vendor whose product photo accompanied the number four scientific discovery of 2009 (according to the editors of Time), "A Robot Performs Science."

Get Those Entries In

January 14, 2010 8:40 am | Comments

It’s that time of year again. It’s time for all of you to start thinking about your 2010 Bioscience Technology Researcher of the Year entries.


Renewed optimism

December 21, 2009 9:12 am | Comments

2009 will be remembered as a year of up and downs for science. We all, naturally, felt the effects of a down economy in the early part of the year. But based on all the vendors I’ve seen at trade shows in the second half of the year offering their own stimulus packages, things started looking up as we headed into 2010. I think it’s time for some renewed optimism.

From Isaac Asimov to Twilight Zone’s Bruce Sterling

December 16, 2009 4:44 am | Comments

Famed Twilight Zone actor and film writer Bruce Sterling has accepted the opportunity to speak – and he is ready to entertain at LabAutomation2010, Jan. 23-27, at the Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA, USA.


Introducing the New Lab Rat of Choice

December 15, 2009 5:15 am | Comments

A new rat is being introduced into laboratories around the world for life science studies: introducing the naked mole rat.


Cutting a Wide Swath Across Multiple Disciplines

December 10, 2009 8:09 am | Comments

How do business and scientific leaders at well-established, large, small and start-up companies find time to connect and explore strategic relationships? It’s difficult at best. Time consuming. And, once due diligence kicks-in, costly.


Minimal Time, Minimal Cost, Maximum Applicability

December 1, 2009 11:07 am | Comments

No matter in which industry you reside, succeeding in the laboratory today requires effectively applying time, cost, and resources to drive results.


The Bottom Line – Keep Learning!

November 18, 2009 3:53 am | by Greg Dummer, CAE, ALA Executive Director | Comments

In this economy, successful businesses and organizations take nothing for granted. Travel and training budgets are carefully scrutinized, and opportunities are weighed in terms of which can generate the greatest return on investment. These decisions can be tough, but they're just good business.

Biofuels and Biotech

November 9, 2009 12:00 pm | Comments

We're all somewhat familiar with the term biofuel by this point, and it shows the potential to be a great concept. But for the readers of Bioscience Technology , one of the interesting aspects of this industy is its potential to impact ours.


Grand Re-opening

November 4, 2009 5:20 am | Comments

There’s been a lot of work over the past few months behind the scenes to get the new prepped for launch. As you can tell, the new site is finally be ready.


A Flash of Inspiration

October 13, 2009 11:02 am | Comments

According to IBM, DNA origami causes single DNA molecules to self assemble in solution via a reaction between a long single strand of viral DNA and a mixture of different short synthetic oligonucleotide strands.



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