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Welcome to the KentConnects blog, where we provide tips, best practices, examples, and more helpful information to improve your processes, boost your efficiency, and make your lab work smarter and safer.

What You Need for A Well-Equipped Research Lab

When you’re working in a lab with research animals, having the right equipment is paramount. Use this helpful checklist to make sure your lab has all the equipment needed for maximum efficiency and the safety of your technicians and animals.

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Finding Grants and Funding for Clinical Research

Research requires money, and finding the funds you need to support your research is a fact of life for most clinical researchers.

Fortunately there are many sources of funding available, including research grants, awards, fellowships, cooperatives, and other types of funding.

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Posted 1/23/2019

What the New White House Science Advisor Means for Researchers

On August 1, meteorologist Kelvin Droegemeier was nominated as the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OTSP). The office plays a central role in determining research and development budgets, providing science and technology expertise for national policy, and coordinating the White House’s science agenda for government, higher education, and the private sector.

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Posted 8/23/2018

Animal Research Plays a Key Role in Developing Important Vaccines

Animal models have been used in biomedical research for hundreds of years, and some of the most important breakthroughs animal research has made possible are vaccines. Research with mice, rats, and other animals has led to vaccines for polio, several types of meningitis, typhus, whooping cough, smallpox, tetanus, measles, cholera, and many more.

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Gender: The Hidden Variable in Animal Research

Every scientist that has conducted experimental research with animal subjects knows that an essential part of any experiment is determining which variables have the potential to affect the outcome. Ideally the variables not being tested are known and controlled, but in some cases unknown variables have caused skewed and unexpected results.

One of the variables that continues to pop up as an influencing factor in research is gender.

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