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Yeast: It’s Not Only Found in Food

Yeast is used to make bread rise and ferments sugar to make wine or beer. The most commonly studied yeast is Saccharomyces cerevisiae which has historically been used for baking,…

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Testing of Toxins and Toxin Inactivating Compounds

Figure 1: Several of the toxins used in prior EP projects. From left to right: α-hemolysin toxin from Staphylococcus aureus, enterotoxin type B from Staphylococcus aureus, and streptolysin O from…

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Microbiology Video: Testing Antimicrobial/Preservative Effectiveness

A brief comprehensive strategy for evaluating antimicrobial effectiveness in a variety of everyday products. FREE 1-Hour Consultation, call us now at 1-888-98-EMERY (36379). Visit Analytical Chemistry and Microbiology to learn…

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Testing Antimicrobials Using Minimum Biofilm Eradication Concentration (MBEC)

Biofilm growth on rocks in a stream (USGS) and within a kitchen pipe (MSU Center for Biofilm Engineering). Testing Antimicrobials Using Minimum Biofilm Eradication Concentration (MBEC) Biofilm can grow nearly…

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Understanding Antimicrobial/Preservative Effectiveness in Everyday Products

Toothpaste, lotions, cosmetics, eye drops and medications are just some of the products that we all use on a daily basis.  Unfortunately, there are two ways that these products can…

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Microbiology Video: Testing Antimicrobial Activity and Cytotoxicity of Wound and Skin Cleansers

A comprehensive strategy for evaluating wound care products are studying their antimicrobial activity and potential cytotoxicity for relevant cell types. NMR capabilities extend well beyond the 1-dimensional 1H NMR spectra…

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Calibration of the Variable Temperature NMR Thermocouple

The variable temperature (VT) unit on our machine uses a thermocouple wire to measure the temperature of “the sample.” However, because the thermocouple wire does not physically touch the sample…

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Chemistry Video: EP’s NMR services

NMR capabilities extend well beyond the 1-dimensional 1H NMR spectra that organic chemists typically acquire. We strive to educate organic chemists on the techniques that can help them obtain the…

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Testing Antimicrobial Activity and Cytotoxicity of Wound and Skin Cleansers

Chronic non-healing wounds, such as venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, and pressure ulcers cause tremendous patient suffering. Treatment of such wounds presents a serious unmet medical need. Strategies that optimize the…

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Screening for Inhibitors of Bacterial Multidrug Efflux Pumps

Microbial resistance to drug therapy is an area of increasing concern (https://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/). The emergence of drug resistance in microorganisms can occur by several different mechanisms (Debabov, 2013), one particular mechanism…

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