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Why is this Question-Mark-Shaped Pathogen Hurting Dogs in San Francisco?

Record-breaking rainfall in the San Francisco Bay Area has helped California emerge from the drought that has plagued the state for several years. However, this welcomed downpour has caused an…

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Just because it is Natural does not mean it is Safe: San Francisco Woman Dies Drinking Exotic Herbal Tea

The use of plants for their medicinal properties is probably as old as humankind itself, with written records going back for thousands of years. Plants and plant-derived products still play an…

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This medical device is taking a bullet for you: Emery Pharma tests surgical screw for anti-biofilm activity

*This blog has been written and published with permission from Silver Bullet Therapeutics, Inc. For more details and information, please refer to their press release. One of the major issues surrounding…

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There is No Escape from the ESKAPE Pathogens

   The ESKAPE pathogen mnemonic was created to represent deadly bacterial pathogens with rapidly growing multi-drug resistant properties. ESKAPE stands for Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas…

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Titanic in jeopardy: New Species of Rust-Eating Bacteria can Devour the Historic Ship

Probably one of the most iconic ships of all time is being munched on by a critter we cannot even see. A marvel of engineering for its time, the “unsinkable”…

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From Benign to Lethal: The tale of the little E. coli that could

Evolution is a slow moving, unyielding force that acts upon all life forms, leaving fossils and hidden traces in DNA as evidence. The power behind the theory of evolution has…

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Collision Induced Fragmentation of Macrolide Antibiotics

Our LC-MS spectrometer is built for generality.  Our photodiode array can capture all wavelengths from 200 nm to 800 nm simultaneously; our added evaporative light scattering detector is capable of…

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Microbiology Video: Biofilm Profiling Services – Minimal Biofilm Eradicating Concentration (MBEC)

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Separation and Identification of alpha- and beta-glycopyranoside anomers

Many natural products consist of a protein, peptide, or a small molecule which has been glycosylated. These glycosylations can happen for a variety of reasons, including cell-cell recognition of glycosylated…

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Fungi: They’re Everywhere!

MIC and MFC Testing against Filamentous Fungi Fungal spores are commonplace in households and many work environments. In small quantities to healthy people, there are no adverse effects. In large…

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