Author Archive: Microbiologics

Cosmetics Quiz: What’s Lurking in Your Makeup Bag?

Your favorite eye shadow has been discontinued by the manufacturer. You’ve managed to extend the life of your palette for three years, but at what cost? Have you thought about the wide array of microbial growth that could be hiding in…
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Our Top Posts of 2016

2016 was an exciting year for the Microbiologics Blog. We celebrated our first birthday, got into the spirit of the Olympics, and asked why you love working in a lab. Take a break and learn something new while you catch…
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What Labs Should Know about STECs

STEC may not be a household term, but it is of great significance to food and clinical laboratories. In this post, we will describe what laboratories can do to help protect the public from this harmful and increasingly important group…
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Test Your Knowledge about Antibiotic Resistance

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are raising awareness about the global threat posed by antibiotic resistance. You can follow the conversation by using #GetSmartWeek and #AntibioticResistance on Facebook and Twitter. Test…
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It’s Our Birthday!

The Microbiologics Blog is one year old this month. Time flies when you’re having fun writing about microbes! It seems like just yesterday we were shared our 50 Awesome Holiday Gift Ideas for Microbiologists or asked why you love working in a lab….
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Halloween Just Got a Whole Lot Creepier – #CreepyCultures

We  asked for your creepiest Halloween themed agar art, and you delivered! Your spooktacular creations had our pili standing on end! Congratulations to the winners and honorable mentions, and thank you to everyone who participated! To view all the plates submitted, use the…
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Share Your #CreepyCultures

  Last year we asked you to send us your creepiest, crawliest Halloween themed agar art. We were so impressed by your micro-artistic skills that we’ve been counting down the days until our next #CreepyCultures contest. Ghosts, monsters, skulls, bats and…
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Get the Facts on Antibiotic Resistance: 18 Helpful Resources

For years, health organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have warned that antibiotic resistance is a major global threat. The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance  estimates that at least 700,000 people…
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Green Fluorescent Protein: Shining New Light on Food QC

  Images of plankton illuminating shorelines and the brilliant, glowing colors of deep-sea marine life fascinate and amaze us. Bioluminescent organisms are not only beautiful; they are a source for important life science reagents. Scientists have used genes from glowing species, such…
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Microorganisms of Yellowstone National Park

Every year millions of visitors experience the unique beauty (and smell) of the more than 10,000 hot springs, mudpots, fumaroles (steam vents), travertine terraces and geysers at Yellowstone National Park. These hydrothermal features are home to hardy thermophilic bacteria which thrive…
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