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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 12:32

Interpreting Plates - Colony Morphology

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Bacteria grow tremendously fast when supplied with an abundance of nutrients. Different types of bacteria will produce different-looking colonies, some colonies may be colored, some colonies are circular in shape,…
Saturday, 03 September 2016 13:12

Tick-borne Hemorrhagic Fever Kills Man in Spain

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Spanish health authorities said on Thursday they were investigating a possible outbreak of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) which has killed one man and infected a nurse, in the first non-imported…
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 14:33

Sabotaging flagella of bacteria to halt infections

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Some bacteria have the ability to ‘swim’ in a controlled fashion through the use of appendages called flagella. Researchers think that disabling these flagella is a key step towards infection…
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 13:39

Sepsis and the Hematology Laboratory

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An affordable, widely available test can impact today`s biggest healthcare challenge.
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 17:36

Iron-Deficiency Anemia in Ulcerative Colitis

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Many patients with ulcerative colitis don't receive recommended testing and treatment for the common problem of iron deficiency anemia, reports a study in the October issue of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases,…
Saturday, 29 October 2016 19:31

Top 9 Deadliest Viruses on Earth

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Deadly Diseases Humans have been battling viruses since before our species had even evolved into its modern form. For some viral diseases, vaccines and antiviral drugs have allowed us to…
Monday, 27 February 2017 19:42

Stains/ Dyes

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STAINS/ DYES They are colored organic compounds used for staining microorganisms. Chemically,Stains= Benzene ring+ Chromophore+ Auxochrome According to nature of stain, it can be classified into: 1. Acidic Dyes:   It…
A 52-year-old Malaysian man, a 24-year-old sub-Saharan woman, and a 28-year-old Madagascan woman (who was heterozygous for hemoglobin S) were admitted to North Hospital in Marseilles, France. Blood tests using…
Objective: To determine the ability of an organism to reduce nitrate to nitrite which is then reduced to free nitrogen gas. The nitrogen in nitrate serves as an electron acceptor.…