NEBinspired is a science blog designed to share inspirational stories about trends in the life sciences, lab tips to help you save time, and life lessons to reflect on. Browse our collection of science stories, or filter to find a topic that you are passionate about. From groundbreaking discoveries to sustainable lab techniques and helpful online tools that will aid your experimental design, we have something for everyone. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, not to worry – simply send us a message about topics you would like to see covered.

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Recycling styrofoam

Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 By Nicole Kelesoglu

Learn what it takes to achieve the most eco-friendly disposal for EPS foam coolers and about some of the sustainable shipping solutions used by NEB to deliver molecular biology tools to scientists around the world.

Topic: Environment and social responsibility

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Marine Biodiversity

Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2021 By Joanne Gibson, Ph.D.

Have you ever wondered what proportion of all of the species on Earth live in the ocean? Learn about marine biodiversity, what threatens it, and the actions NEB takes to help protect it for future generations.

Topic: Environment and social responsibility

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Marine biodiversity - Christmas Tree Worm

B Corp™ Certification Measures Environmental Sustainability and Much More

Posted on Thursday, April 8, 2021 By Lydia Morrison, M.S.

Can a biotech be a B Corp™? Yes! Learn about eco-friendly actions taken by New England Biolabs that helped the company earn B Corp certification.

Topic: Environment and social responsibility

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Using PaqCI® for Golden Gate Assembly - What Makes it a Special Addition to the NEB Assembly Portfolio?

Posted on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 By guest blogger Rebecca Kucera, M.S., NEB Principal Development Scientist

Read about our new 7-base recognition sequence Type IIS restriction enzyme and how it can be used for simple to complex 24-fragment Golden Gate Assembly, achieving our highest level of efficiency and fidelity yet.

Topic: Tips for the lab

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multi-site enzymes mechanism of action

Ten ways to reduce laboratory waste

Posted on Thursday, April 1, 2021 By Nicole Kelesoglu

The best way to reduce laboratory waste is with "upstream thinking". Stop it before it starts. Here are ten actions that will help you to conserve life science lab resources and practice environmental stewardship, Earth Day and every day!

Topic: Environment and social responsibility

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sustainable science, lab plastics, green lab tips, labconscious
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