The Foundations of Laboratory Safety

The Foundations of Laboratory Safety
Author: Stephen R. Rayburn
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1461233208
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Foundations of Laboratory Safety Book Excerpt:

Safety is a word that has many connotations, of risk ofa possible accident that is acceptable conjuring up different meanings to different to one person· may not be acceptable to an people. What is safety? A scientist views safety other. This may be one reason why skydiving as a consideration in the design of an exper and mountain climbing are sports that are not iment. A manufacturing plant engineer looks as popular as are, say, boating or skiing. on safety as one of the necessary factors in But even activities that have high levels of developing a manufacturing process. A legis potential risk can be engaged in safely. How lator is likely to see safety as an important part can we minimize risks so that they decrease of an environmental law. A governmental ad to acceptable levels? We can do this by iden ministrator may consider various safety issues tifying sources of hazards and by assessing the when reviewing the environmental conse risks of accidents inherent to these hazards. quences of a proposed project. An attorney Most hazards that are faced in the laboratory may base a negligence suit on safety defects.

Safety in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratory

Safety in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratory
Author: André Picot,P. Grenouillet
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1996-12-17
ISBN: 9780471185567
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratory Book Excerpt:

Chemical and biochemical Laboratories are full of potentially dangerous chemicals and equipment. 'Safety in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratory' provides the necessary information needed for working with these chemicals and apparatus to avoid: fires, explosions, toxic fumes, skin burns, poisoning and other hazards. Both authors, André Picot and Philippe Grenouillet, are recognized authorities in the field of lab safety, and their book arrange the information not available in similar publications. It is addressed to members of Chemical Health& Safety as well as working chemists in labs everywhere. Also Lab managers will find the book a useful addition to their bookshelf.

BASIC PRINCIPLES AND FOUNDATIONS OF BIOSAFETY AND LABORATORY SECURITY IN A TUBERCULOSIS AND HIV AIDS REFERENCE LABORATORY

BASIC PRINCIPLES AND FOUNDATIONS OF BIOSAFETY AND LABORATORY SECURITY IN A TUBERCULOSIS AND HIV AIDS REFERENCE LABORATORY
Author: PHILIP IFESINACHI ANOCHIE
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1387640399
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BASIC PRINCIPLES AND FOUNDATIONS OF BIOSAFETY AND LABORATORY SECURITY IN A TUBERCULOSIS AND HIV AIDS REFERENCE LABORATORY Book Excerpt:

The NSTA Ready reference Guide to Safer Science

The NSTA Ready reference Guide to Safer Science
Author: Kenneth Russell Roy
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1933531282
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The NSTA Ready reference Guide to Safer Science Book Excerpt:

As a science educator, you know the importance of using the best safety practices to protect your students physically during hands-on science instruction. But do you also know how to protect yourself legally even in aging facilities and crowded labs? Learn the regulations and how to apply them with this clear, easy-to-use guide to both safety practices and legal standards. The NSTA Ready-Reference Guide to Safer Science is a compendium of 39 "Scope on Safety" columns from Science Scope, NSTA's member journal for middle schools. Major sections cover safety practices and legal standards, on subjects as diverse as asbestos, ergonomics, and bloodborne pathogens, and instuctional safety, including the challenges of occupancy loads, field trips, and safer science for special-needs students. Each section is divided into four parts: general science, chemistry, physical science, and biology. An appendix includes the NSTA position statements related to safer practices and resources and referenes from all the columns. But especially intriguing is the section devoted to questions teachers ask. Is it safe to allow backpacks, open-toe shoes, and long synthetic nails in the lab? Are microwave ovens safe to use for heating liquids for experiments? Can ether be safely used to anesthetize fruit flies in a lab? With this book on your shelf, you can quickly find out.

Safety in Cell and Tissue Culture

Safety in Cell and Tissue Culture
Author: G. Stacey,Alan Doyle,P. Hambleton
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 940114916X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety in Cell and Tissue Culture Book Excerpt:

It is now more than half a century since animal cells first came into regular use in the laboratory. Instances of laboratory acquired infection and con tamination of therapeutic products, derived from the use of animal cell cultures are rare. The use of animal cells, in addition to an established role in the production of vaccines and therapeutic proteins, has many new medical applications including gene therapy, tissue engineering and cell therapy. Furthermore, C;ldvances in molecular and cell biology are enabling rapid development and application of these technologies and the development of new and more sensitive methods, such as nucleic acid amplification, for the characterisation of cells and the detection of adven titious agents. However, it is clear that there is no room for complacency in this field and the recent expansion in the use of animal cells in the manufacture of medical products and the development of new biological assays for diagnostic and pharmaco-toxicological screening, underlines the need for vigilance regarding the correct and safe use of animal cells as substrates. This book is therefore very timely and should prove to be a highly valuable text, finding a wider audience beyond those with respon sibility for laboratory safety. The book guides the reader from fundamental cell biology issues and the establishment of new in vitro methods, through testing and validation of cell lines and on to issues in the use of animal cells in manufacturing processes.

Science Teaching Reconsidered

Science Teaching Reconsidered
Author: Committee on Undergraduate Science Education,Board on Science Education,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 81
Release: 1997-03-26
ISBN: 0309522757
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Teaching Reconsidered Book Excerpt:

Effective science teaching requires creativity, imagination, and innovation. In light of concerns about American science literacy, scientists and educators have struggled to teach this discipline more effectively. Science Teaching Reconsidered provides undergraduate science educators with a path to understanding students, accommodating their individual differences, and helping them grasp the methods--and the wonder--of science. What impact does teaching style have? How do I plan a course curriculum? How do I make lectures, classes, and laboratories more effective? How can I tell what students are thinking? Why don't they understand? This handbook provides productive approaches to these and other questions. Written by scientists who are also educators, the handbook offers suggestions for having a greater impact in the classroom and provides resources for further research.

Cellular Immunology LabFax

Cellular Immunology LabFax
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2014-05-19
ISBN: 1483297705
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cellular Immunology LabFax Book Excerpt:

LABFAX volumes are purpose-designed data reference books for practicing scientists. Each book presents the key information for a major subject in one place and so saves hours of searching. The authors and editors of each LABFAX volume have searched the original literature for the accurate data they know the subject specialist needs. Cellular Immunology Labfax is a detailed compendium of information on the tissues and cells of the immune system, cell lines and hybridomas, antigens and receptors, the major histocompatibility complex, soluble immunoregulatory molecules, in vivo procedures, important features of species used in immunological research, and much more. The contents of Cellular Immunology Labfax have been carefully chosen to complement the data presented in Immunochemistry Labfax. It is therefore the companion volume to this text.

A Survival Guide for Research Scientists

A Survival Guide for Research Scientists
Author: Ratna Tantra
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-08-31
ISBN: 3030054357
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Survival Guide for Research Scientists Book Excerpt:

Research scientists play a pivotal role in society. Their passion for science will drive them forward, leading to new discoveries that will ultimately make the world a better place. Unfortunately, as the professional environment becomes more and more competitive, research scientists today cannot just rely on technical knowledge to carve successful careers. Besides technical skills, they will need to acquire other skills, such as how to communicate their science to the outside world. A Survival Guide for Research Scientists is a one-stop-shop that will help you to develop those core skills not often taught at school or university. The book has been written by an author with more than 20 years of scientific research experience (across different scientific disciplines). She has not only been a research scientist but also a writer, a consultant, a sole-trader and a project manager. A Survival Guide for Research Scientists takes on a holistic approach in order to help you pave the way for success. As such, it features practical guidelines on how to: • conduct your scientific research (how to: do literature review, design experiments, adopt best practice, ensure health and safety, etc.). • write and edit (reports, bid proposals, peer review publications, etc). • interact with the outside world (be a team leader, manage a project, network, deal with difficult people, do presentations, organise meetings, etc.). • look after your career (and get your dream job). • look after yourself (and how to manage stress). • look for a job (develop your CV, prepare for interviews, etc.). • become self-employed (and achieve business success). • deal with redundancy (and move forward in life, etc) Whatever your scientific background may be, this book is the perfect accompaniment, to guide you at every stage of your career.

The Biotech Business Handbook

The Biotech Business Handbook
Author: Michael G. Pappas
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1461202930
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Biotech Business Handbook Book Excerpt:

One comment often repeated to me by coworkers in the biotechnology industry deals with their frustration at not understanding how their particular roles fit into their company's overall scheme for developing, manufacturing, and marketing biomedical products. Although these workers know their fields of specialty and responsibilities very well, whether it be in product research and development, regulatory affairs, manufacturing, packaging, quality control, or marketing and sales, they for the most part lack an understanding of precisely how their own contributory pieces fit into the overall scheme of the corporate biotechnology puzzle. The Biotech Business Handbook was written to assist the biotechnologist-whether a tech nician, senior scientist, manager, marketing representative, or college student interested in entering the field-in building a practical knowledge base of the rapidly expanding and maturing biotechnology segment of the healthcare industry. Because biotechnology in the United States and abroad covers many disciplines, much of the information presented in this book deals with the biomedical diagnostic aspects of the industry. Business subjects for the most part unfamiliar to technically oriented people, such as the types of biotechnology corpo rations, their business and corporate structures, their financing, patent, and trademark mat ters, their special legal issues, and the contributions of their consultants are treated in a manner designed to make them clear and understandable.

Design and Planning of Research and Clinical Laboratory Facilities

Design and Planning of Research and Clinical Laboratory Facilities
Author: Leonard Mayer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 536
Release: 1995-02-20
ISBN: 9780471306238
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design and Planning of Research and Clinical Laboratory Facilities Book Excerpt:

DESIGN and PLANNING of Research and Clinical LABORATORYFACILITIES In this primer/professional reference, Leonard Mayer demystifiesone of the most complex architectural specialties. An architectwith more than thirty-three years' experience as a master plannerand programmer of laboratories and clinical facilities, Mr. Mayeroffers a comprehensive overview of the fundamental issues relatedto laboratory planning and design. He also provides designers witha clear and rational framework through which to approach thishighly challenging and rewarding design specialty. A superblearning tool for students and professionals just getting startedin lab design and a valuable one-volume reference for theexperienced professional, Design and Planning of Research andClinical Laboratory Facilities features: * Step-by-step guidance through the complex maze of codes,specifications, standards, and official guidelines, relating to theplanning, design, and construction processes * New and updated design criteria based on the most recent laws andregulations * Master plans, facility programs, functional programs andrequirements programs for a wide variety of scientific and medicaldisciplines and support facilities * Comprehensive lists of relevant codes, regulations, standards,guidelines, and important architectural, structural, mechanical,electrical, and plumbing criteria Research and clinical laboratory facilities are, perhaps, the mostcomplex structures to plan and design. Intimidated by a vast andseemingly impenetrable body of codes, regulations, and designcriteria pertaining to lab design and construction, manyarchitects, unfortunately, choose to avoid what can be one of themost profitable and professionally rewarding areas ofspecialization. Written by an architect with more than thirty-three years ofexperience as a master planner and programmer of laboratories andclinical facilities, this book demystifies the process oflaboratory planning and design. It provides a comprehensiveoverview of the fundamental issues related to laboratory design andoffers readers detailed, step-by-step guidance through the complexmaze of design specifications and codes, standards, and officialguidelines that must be addressed during the programming, planning,design, and construction process. Focusing mainly on laboratory programming, planning, and designcriteria for "wet" laboratory environments, Leonard Mayer providesexamples from numerous master plans, facility programs, functionalprograms and requirements programs applicable to a wide variety ofscientific and medical disciplines, and related facilities. Relatedfunctions and activities include administrative offices, computercenters, core service and support, building services facilities,and more. He presents new and updated design criteria based onrecent laws and regulations and supplies readers with comprehensivelists of relevant codes, regulations, standards, guidelines, andarchitectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbingcriteria. Design and Planning of Research and Clinical Laboratory Facilitiesis an excellent primer for architecture students and newcomers tothe field, as well as an indispensable single-volume reference forexperienced professionals. It is also an invaluable resource forresearchers and investigators, facility planners and managers,plant engineers, and all others involved with the design,construction, maintenance, and administration of laboratoryfacilities.

Shaking the Foundations of Geo engineering Education

Shaking the Foundations of Geo engineering Education
Author: Bryan McCabe,Marina Pantazidou,Declan Phillips
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2012-06-12
ISBN: 0203083067
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shaking the Foundations of Geo engineering Education Book Excerpt:

This book comprises the proceedings of the international conference Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education (NUI Galway, Ireland, 4-6 July 2012), a major initiative of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) Technical Committee (TC306) on Geo-engineering Education. SFGE 2012 has been carefully

Analytical Sedimentology

Analytical Sedimentology
Author: Douglas W. Lewis,David McConchie
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1461526361
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analytical Sedimentology Book Excerpt:

The first edition of Practical Sedimentology contained dis ACKNOWLEDGMENTS cussions of principles and techniques that could be applied to the analysis of sediments in the field and in laboratories sup Colleagues at the University of Canterbury and the Univer plied with inexpensive and commonly available equipment. sity of New England, Lismore, have helped with practical When considering a revised edition, we felt that it was inap advice on their experiences with various methodologies dis propriate to restrict consideration to the simple and common cussed in this volume. At the University of Canterbury, we techniques because so many modern analyses of sediments are particularly grateful to K. Swanson for advice on prepar use sophisticated and often expensive equipment to examine ing materials for scanning electron microscopy and paleonto sediments and sedimentary rocks. A review of the wide range logical specimens; to G. Coates (working at the university at of available techniques and equipment was not feasible in the the time of the first edition of Practical Sedimentology) for same volume as a review of principles. The original intent to compilation of, and additions to, the procedures for textural analysis and some tables and sketches; to Ted Montague for produce a concise summary of practical sediment studies in an inexpensive format was maintained, but now in the form the bulk of the chapter on borehole sedimentology; to Dr. J.

Biological Weapons Defense

Biological Weapons Defense
Author: Luther E. Lindler,Frank J. Lebeda,George Korch
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2007-10-27
ISBN: 1592597645
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Weapons Defense Book Excerpt:

In 2003, the President’s budget for bioterrorism defense totalled more than $5 billion. Today, the nation’s top academic scientists are scrambling to begin work to understand Bacillus anthracis and develop new vaccines and drugs. However, just five years ago, only the US Department of Defense (DOD) seemed concerned about these “exotic” agents. In 1997, the DOD spent approximately $137 million on biodefense to protect the deployed force, while academe, industry, local governments, and most of our federal leadership was oblivious to, and in some cases doubtful of, the seriousness of the threat. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) received the largest budget increase in the organization’s history. Fortunately, during this time of national urgency, a sound base exists on which to build our defenses against this new threat. A relatively small cadre of dedicated scientists within the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) laid this foundation over the past 20 years.

Zoonoses

Zoonoses
Author: Martin E. Hugh-Jones,William T. Hubbert,Harry V. Hagstad
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2008-06-02
ISBN: 047039031X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zoonoses Book Excerpt:

Provides expanded information which includes sections on historic background, current principles, and anticipated future changes, and consideration of the latest knowledge of human and veterinary medicine in the field of zoonoses. A chapter summary and selected bibliography for each of the first six chapters.

Technology Transfer

Technology Transfer
Author: Cynthia A. Steinke
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 172
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9781560241164
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology Transfer Book Excerpt:

Technology transfer: the role of the sci-tech librarian; New reference works in science and technology; Developing information systems for technology transfer; Emerging roles for academic librarians in the technology transfer process; American libraries and domestic technology transfer.

Molecular Biology and Genomics

Molecular Biology and Genomics
Author: Cornel Mulhardt
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-07-19
ISBN: 9780080467665
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Biology and Genomics Book Excerpt:

Never before has it been so critical for lab workers to possess the proper tools and methodologies necessary to determine the structure, function, and expression of the corresponding proteins encoded in the genome. Mulhardt's Molecular Biology and Genomics helps aid in this daunting task by providing the reader with tips and tricks for more successful lab experiments. This strategic lab guide explores the current methodological variety of molecular biology and genomics in a simple manner, addressing the assets and drawbacks as well as critical points. It also provides short and precise summaries of routine procedures as well as listings of the advantages and disadvantages of alternative methods. Shows how to avoid experimental dead ends and develops an instinct for the right experiment at the right time Includes a handy Career Guide for researchers in the field Contains more than 100 extensive figures and tables

Genetics and Molecular Biology of Anaerobic Bacteria

Genetics and Molecular Biology of Anaerobic Bacteria
Author: Madeleine Sebald
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 705
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1461570875
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetics and Molecular Biology of Anaerobic Bacteria Book Excerpt:

The field of bacterial genetics has been restricted for many years to Escherichia coli and a few other genera of aerobic or facultatively anaerobic bacteria such as Pseudomonas, Bacillus, and Salmonella. The prevailing view up to recent times has been that anaerobic bacteria are interesting organisms but nothing is known about their genetics. To most microbiologists, anaerobic bacteria appeared as a sort of distant domain, reserved for occasional intrusions by taxonomists and medical microbiologists. By the mid-1970s, knowledge of the genetics and molecular biology of anaerobes began to emerge, and then developed rapidly. but also im This was the result of advances in molecular biology techniques, portantly because of improvements in basic techniques for culturing anaerobes and for understanding their biochemistry and other areas of in terest. Investigations in this field were also stimulated by a renewal of interest in their ecology, their role in pathology and in biotransformations, and in the search for alternative renewable sources of energy. The initial idea for this book came from Thomas D. Brock. When Dr. Brock requested my opinion about two years ago on the feasibility of publishing a book on the genetics of anaerobic bacteria, as a part of the Brock/Springer Series in Contemporary Bioscience, I answered positively but I was apprehen sive about assuming the role of editor. However, I was soon reassured by the enthusiastic commitment of those I approached to contribute. Eventually, thanks to the caring cooperation of the contributors, the task became relatively easy.

Large Lakes

Large Lakes
Author: Max M. Tilzer,Colette Serruya
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 691
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 3642840779
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Large Lakes Book Excerpt:

The vast majority of the world's lakes are small in size and short lived in geological terms. Only 253 of the thousands of lakes on this planet have surface areas larger than 500 square kilometers. At first sight, this statistic would seem to indicate that large lakes are relatively unimportant on a global scale; in fact, however, large lakes contain the bulk of the liquid surface freshwater of the earth. Just Lake Baikal and the Laurentian Great Lakes alone contain more than 38% of the world's total liquid freshwater. Thus, the large lakes of the world accentuate an important feature of the earth's freshwater reserves-its extremely irregular distribution. The energy crisis of the 1970s and 1980s made us aware of the fact that we live on a spaceship with finite, that is, exhaustible resources. On the other hand, the energy crisis led to an overemphasis on all the issues concerning energy supply and all the problems connected with producing new energy. The energy crisis also led us to ignore strong evidence suggesting that water of appropriate quality to be used as a resouce will be used up more quickly than energy will. Although in principle water is a "renewable resource," the world's water reserves are diminishing in two fashions, the effects of which are multiplicative: enhanced consumption and accelerated degradation of quality.

The Rumen Protozoa

The Rumen Protozoa
Author: Alan G. Williams,Geoffrey S. Coleman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 441
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1461227763
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rumen Protozoa Book Excerpt:

All ruminants are dependent on the microorganisms that live in their forestomach - the rumen - to break down ingested feed constituents into a form that the host animal can utilize. Protozoa are part of this complex ruminal population and are essential for the nutritional well-being and productivity of the host ruminant. Over 30 different genera (nearly 300 species) of protozoa from the rumen ecosystem have been described since their initial discovery nearly 150 years ago. This book brings together, for the first time, the available information on these protozoa. It comprehensively describes the characteristic anatomical features of value for their identification and includes detailed sections on techniques and methodologies for the isolation and cultivation of these fastidious, oxygen-sensitive microorganisms. Their occurrence, biochemistry, physiology, and role in the ruminal ecosystem are fully reviewed. Particular emphasis is given to potential improvement of the nutrition and productivity of the host ruminant through manipulation of the protozoal population and its activities.

Microbial Ecology of Leaves

Microbial Ecology of Leaves
Author: John H. Andrews,Susan S. Hirano
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 499
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 146123168X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Ecology of Leaves Book Excerpt:

The leaf surface or phyllosphere is a major habitat for microorganisms. Microbes on or within leaves play important roles in plant ecology, and these microbes can be manipulated to enhance plant growth or reduce plant disease. This book presents a number of critical reviews by internationally recognized experts on the microbial ecology of leaves. Topics include methods of assessment of microbial populations on leaf surfaces, leaves as reservoirs of ice nucleation phenomenon, and leaves as microbial habitats in both aquatic and terrestrial environments. The book will be of interest to students and scientists in numerous disciplines, including botany, aerobiology, meteorology, ecology, agriculture, and microbiology.