Rare Disease Day 2015

On behalf of the PLab team, I would like to wish everyone a happy Rare Disease Day 2015! I hope you all will take a few minutes today to appreciate that 1 in 12 people on Earth is affected by a rare disease. In the spirit of raising awareness about rare diseases,...
A fly screen for Niemann-Pick C

A fly screen for Niemann-Pick C

This post is written by Tom Hartl, PhD, our resident Drosophilist. You can follow Tom on Twitter (@hartl_tom), where he tweets about genetics and baseball. We are currently carrying out screens to find small molecules that could one day become a Niemann-Pick Type C...
Lean Biotech Startup Burn Rate

Lean Biotech Startup Burn Rate

Tracking expenses by the day and month is critical to estimating your runway as a startup. Unfortunately, scientists are not fully trained to manage finances in a lab. In academia, most of operational duties are handled by the university, and therefore, scientists...

January in tweets

I ended 2014 with a “year in tweets” post. Today, I inaugurate the “last month in tweets” series as a fun and hopefully informative way to summarize our progress. Let’s dive right in. A hearty PLab welcome to Alec Ludin, our new lab tech!...
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