Author Archive: Microbiologics

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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Surprising and Interesting Facts about Water

Water is our most precious resource, supporting all life on Earth. In celebration of National Water Safety Month, we have compiled a list of surprising and interesting facts about the miraculous chemical compound known as H20. For example, did you know one acre…
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Why Do You Love Working in a Lab – Your Responses

Happy Medical Laboratory Professional Week! Last week we asked why you love working in a laboratory. We’ve been blown away by all the inspiring and funny stories and photos we received. Microbiologists sure are a creative bunch! Scroll through the slideshow…
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Love and Science Trivia Game

Bacillus is a rod, C. diff is too, we love microbiology and so do you. This Sunday is Valentine’s Day and people all over the world will be showering their loved ones with flowers, chocolates and teddy bears. We’re showing love for…
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