Author Archive: microbiologics

Relax During #LabWeek with These 9 Stress Relievers

You love being a microbiologist. Your passion for understanding microorganisms and the impact they have on every aspect of life fuels your long days in the lab. We know all too well that a busy lab and finicky microorganisms can…
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Non-Sterile Pharmaceuticals: Next Steps After Finding an Environmental Isolate

You’ve identified an organism in your environment. Now what? If you work in a non-sterile pharmaceutical manufacturing laboratory, chances are you’ve encountered this question. You know environmental monitoring doesn’t stop at detection, but what are the correct next steps to…
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10 Science Experiments for Kids of All Ages

It’s mid-March which means your kids are probably home on spring break and in need of activities to keep them occupied. Help them continue learning outside the classroom with these ten fun and educational science experiments. 1. Extract DNA from…
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Top 10 Microbiology Movies of All Time

From Contagion to World War Z, Hollywood has produced many entertaining microbiology and genetics-related movies. Some are scientifically accurate while others require you to ignore logic and just enjoy the show. So, which films are worth a watch? Our microbiologists…
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Our Top Posts from 2017

To say our writers were busy in 2017 is an understatement. We shared best practices for growth promotion testing on selective media, asked for your opinion on B. cepacia testing, and reminded you why microbiologists are the coolest people in…
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15 Science Gifts Your Kids Will Love

Learning about science shouldn’t be confined to the classroom. Bring the lab home this holiday season with these fun and fascinating gifts for kids. 1. Microscopes and Slides Introduce your child to the wonderful world of microbiology with a microscope…
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10 Interesting Facts about Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

The largest recent outbreak of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in the United States is currently unfolding in the Minnesota Hmong community. Many Hmong elders were resettled in the Twin Cities years ago after living in a Thai refugee camp where TB…
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Get Ready for Halloween with #CreepyCultures

What a great year for our #CreepyCultures contest! This year our readers created the most spooktacular agar art to date. Choosing only a few winners and honorable mentions was no easy feat! Winners: Honorable Mentions: Erin T. Fey S. Karina…
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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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