Author Archive: microbiologics

Podcasts for Microbiologists and Curious Non-Scientists

Microbiologists love to learn. That’s one of the reasons we were inspired to name microbiologists the coolest members of the species this spring. If you’re looking for an easy way to learn something new during your downtime or on your drive…
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6 Ways Microorganisms Are Improving Our World

Researchers are continuously discovering the incredible abilities of microorganisms. Below are just six examples of how microorganisms can improve our lives and even cleanup man-made messes. 1. Oil-spill cleanup crew BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was…
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Tiny Pests – Big Problems

Mosquitoes, ticks, Cryptosporidium and Giardia. What do these blood-feeding and internal parasites have in common? All four are found in our home state, Minnesota, and cause diseases that increase with the arrival of warm weather. The Minnesota Department of Health…
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10 Reasons Why Microbiologists Are the Coolest Members of the Species

We hope this list will make you feel proud to be a microbiologist during Medical Laboratory Professional Week! They appreciate cultural diversity. They don’t sweat the small stuff. Knowing about the plethora of microorganisms floating through the air or living…
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It’s the Final Countdown – Microbe March Madness Winner Announced!

This week, E. coli and E. faecalis faced off in the final round of Microbe March Madness. These fierce competitors battled six other strains through two rounds of tests to be faced with their toughest challenge yet: exposure to the…
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A Closer Look at C. difficile from the MN Department of Health

What is Clostridium difficile? Clostridium difficile is a Gram-positive spore-forming anaerobe that can be found in the stomach and intestines of healthy people. The bacterium was first described in 1935 by Hall and O’Toole who named “difficile” because they were…
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Introducing Microbe March Madness

The NCAA March Madness tournament has captivated basketball fans in the United States since the 1930s. Each year millions of fans have the opportunity to take part in this historical sporting event by filling out a bracket and choosing who…
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Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing: Keeping Consumers Safe

Everyone uses personal care products, and we expect the products we buy to be safe. Whether a manufacturer is producing shampoo or makeup, preservatives are used to maintain the quality and extend the shelf-life of the product. This post outlines why…
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10 New Year Resolutions for Microbiologists

With the New Year just around the corner, now is the perfect time to set goals and ditch bad habits. Make 2017 a great year in your lab by taking on at least one of these resolutions for microbiologists. 1….
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What’s the Easiest Method for Preparing Quantitative Suspensions?

If  you’ve ever manually prepared microorganism suspensions requiring a specific concentration level, you know how tedious, time consuming and problematic it can be. Microbiologics offers several ready-to-use microorganism products that make preparing quantified suspensions simple. Watch the video below to…
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