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Heroes of History

Historical events and heroes of the microbiology community

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Heroes of History

Hans Christian Gram: The inventor of the Gram stain

Hans Christian Gram, credited as the inventor of the Gram staining technique, was a pioneering biologist who devised the system
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How the Gram stain identifies bacteria

In 1884, Danish microbiologist Hans Christian Gram discovered that crystal violet irreversibly stained certain bacteria but can be washed from
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The Life of Louis Kelso: Father of the ESOP

“There is no future for those who cannot or will not think.” (Louis O. Kelso, In Lectures and Conversation) Louis
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Hardy Diagnostics aboard the ISS!

In total silence, a nearly 463 ton marvel is traveling at 17,000 miles per hour, but it garners little attention
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Chronic Wasting Disease in Cervids

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), is a fatal prion infection affecting free-ranging and captive cervid herds. Cervids are hooved ruminant mammals
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Hardy Diagnostics Celebrates Employee Ownership

October was Employee Ownership Month. Hardy Diagnostics, a 100% Employee-Owned medical device company, is celebrating with activities throughout the month,
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Antibiotic Resistance in Vietnam

Antibiotic resistance is of widespread concern and is particularly critical in developing countries, like Vietnam, where there is a higher
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The Life of Robert Koch

At the age of five, Robert Koch astounded his parents by telling them that he had taught himself to read
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Serogrouping of Strep:The Legacy of Rebecca Lancefield

Some species of streptococci are unique in that they are classified or grouped according to the antigenic structure of their
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Honoring one of the greatest antibiotic researchers… H. Boyd Woodruff

Boyd Woodruff was the son of an East Coast farmer whose ground-breaking research served as a lynch pin for fellow
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Hardy Diagnostics Makes the Inc. 5000

Inc. Magazine has once again included Hardy Diagnostics in their list of 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the United
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Louis Pasteur: Innovator Who Continues to Inspire

Early Life: Louis Pasteur is, simply put, a continued source of inspiration for chemists and microbiologists around the world. His
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Bleeding Glaciers and Autotrophic bacteria

No, Blood Falls is not the newest Norwegian metal band, but it is actually a naturally occurring geologic wonder.  Blood