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MicroBytes Archive

2019

January

  • Can the poliovirus be used to fight cancer?
  • Chronic Wasting Disease is spreading in deer populations
  • Pet hedgehogs implemented in Salmonella outbreak
  • Quotes from John Wooden
  • Phraseology: “Blue Bloods”
  • New antibiotic discs now available
  • MycoFast – easy ID and susceptibility of Mycoplasma

February

  • Parkinson’s and Gut Microbiome – Is there a connection?
  • Oral Hygiene and the Dangers of Porphyromonas
  • Quotes from Fred Rogers
  • Phraseology: “Jerry Rig”
  • The Size of Things Video
  • Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing
  • Compact Dry for Colony Counts
  • Rapid Test Methods Catalog

March

    • Urogenital Mycoplasmas – What is the best way to ID?
    • Colistin resistant bacteria discovered in Wyoming
    • New antibiotics – Plazomicin
    • Quotes from Martha Stewart
    • Phraseology – “Bluetooth”
    • MycoFast for easy ID of Mycoplasma
    • Compact Dry for plate counts

April

    • Are age-related illnesses caused by pathogens?
    • Candida auris – Emerging pathogen of great concern
    • Serendipity – Finding Fleming’s lab in Paris
    • Omadacycline – A new antibiotic, now available
    • HardyCHROM CRE – Screen for super bugs
    • Quotes from Zig Ziglar
    • Carrot Broth – now simplified, one step

May

    • Incidence of foodborne illness in the USA
    • How to prevent foodborne illness
    • Engineered bacteria to control PKU disease
    • New antibiotics now available – Omadacycline
    • New ways to control highly resistant Acinetobacter
    • Quotes from Coco Chanel
    • Phraseology: Sideburns
    • Compact Dry for better colony counts

June

  • Bioactive glass to inhibit biofilms and HAI
  • Using transgenic methods to control malaria
  • Phraseology: “Ken and Barbie”
  • Quotes from Marcel Marceau
  • New antibiotics now available
  • Healthlink Transporters with many options
  • Teaching microbiology – Linda Gutherz lab miniatures

July

  • Using shark skin design to prevent biofilms
  • Can your microbiome lead to depression?
  • Phraseology: Luddites
  • Quotes from J. R. R. Tolkien
  • GramPRO for consistent gram stains
  • The Wizard Compact Dry Plate reader
  • Control microorganisms from MBL
  • Transporters for specimen collection

August

  • L-Carnitine – Friend of Foe?
  • Legionella Outbreak at Disneyland
  • Inoculating Loops – Hardy Has It!
  • New Antibiotics – Disks Now Available
  • The Wizard – For Fast Colony Counting
  • Hardy Products Available on Amazon
  • Gardnerella vaginalis Selective Agar  – Contains No Blood

September

  • Building a Better Bedrail Using Copper
  • What’s in the Vaccines?
  • Alcohol Sanitizers Found not to be Effective with Mucus
  • Quality Control Organisms from MBL
  • New Antibiotics Now Available
  • The Bio-Kid Science Project Kit
  • Gardnerella vaginalis Plate for Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Quotes from Rudyard Kipling

October

  • New antibiotic class discovered from soil
  • Founding Fathers used vaccines to their advantage
  • Auto Brewery Syndrome – generating alcohol in the gut
  • Carba 5 – easy way to detect carbapenem resistance enzymes
  • MycoVue – for ready-to-use slide cultures
  • HardyCHROM CRE – for detection of super bugs
  • Quotes from Bono
  • Malaphors – What are they?
  • Phraseology – The origin of OK

2017

January

  • Autophagy and Yoshinori Ohsumi
  • CryoSavers for microorganism freezer storage
  • HardyCHROM ESBL to detect “Superbugs”
  • Automated Gram stainers from QuickSlide
  • C. Diff Banana Broth for the detection of Clostridium difficile
  • Bagpipe lungs?
  • Julia Child Spotlight
  • Trio Bas Microbial Air Samplers
  • HardyCHROM MRSA and ESBL

February

  • Honoring H. Boyd Woodruff
  • Cell Phones Battle Against SuperBugs
  • HardyCHROM ESBL to detect “Superbugs”
  • Automated Gram stainers from QuickSlide
  • C. Diff Banana Broth for the detection of Clostridium difficile
  • Julia Child
  • Salmonella Fights Cancer

March

  • How your gut bacteria can keep you healthy
  • CRE – Strain found that is resistant to all known antibiotics
  • Should you always finish a course of antibiotics?
  • C diff Banana Broth – for simple environmental monitoring
  • Antisera – from Denka Seiken
  • Air Samplers – full featured from Orum
  • Socrates quotes

April

  • G vag – the real cause of recurring UTIs?
  • Derm-Duet – for easy dermatophyte ID
  • GramPRO 1 – automate your gram stains
  • Gram Stain Advanced – why is it better?
  • Colitag – for easy coliform detection
  • The winners of the ASM Agar Art Contest
  • Do bacteria behave differently in outer space?
  • Alexander Hamilton quotes
  • AnaeroGRO – for better anaerobe recovery
  • C diff Banana Broth – detects spores
  • Ciliate devouring a fellow ciliate video

May

  • Botulism found in nachos
  • New variation of Vancomycin, 1,000 time more potent
  • QuickSlide GramPRO can process 80 slides at a time
  • C diff Bana broth for environmental monitoring
  • BlueMount for permanent mycology slides
  • AnaeroGRO for better anaerobe recovery
  • Trio Bas air sampling devices offer Bluetooth
  • ComfortPRO lab coats provide many benefits
  • Oscar Wilde quotes

June

  • Rat lungworm disease
  • Are you doing enough to control C. diff?
  • Can E. coli be used to detect landmines?
  • Quotes from Jeff Bezos
  • HardyCHROM Vibrio for all three pathogenic Vibrio species
  • AnaeroGRO for better anaerobe recovery
  • Trio Bas air sampling devices offer Bluetooth
  • ComfortPRO lab coats provide many benefits
  • Carrot Broth for the detection Group B Streptococcus

July

  • The antibiotic pipeline…what’s new?
  • Environmental monitoring of clean rooms
  • Gardnerella vaginalis selective agar
  • HemaPRO slide stainer for blood smears
  • TrioBas air samplers
  • AnaeroGRO for anaerobic culturing
  • Carrot Broth for Group B Strep
  • Quotes from Salvador Dali

August

  • Chikungunya – a neglected disease
  • Does your brain shrink at night?
  • Quotes from JK Rowlings
  • Carrot Broth for GBS detection
  • G vag Select Plate – for Gardnerella vaginalis detection
  • AnaeroGRO – for superior recovery of anaerobes
  • ComfortPRO lab coats – the ultimate in comfort!

September

  • Gardnerella vaginalis and G. Vag Select
  • Clostridium difficile and Banana Broth
  • Can Mother’s Microbiome Affect Her Child’s Behavior?
  • Lyme Disease not only spread by ticks.
  • Trio Bas Air Samplers

October

  • HardyVal Media Fill Challenge Testing
  • Cannabis Testing
  • Resistance to β-Lactam Antibiotics
  • Quotes from Van Gogh
  • Can Microbiome Have an Influence on Breast Cancer?

November

  • Hepatitis A Outbreak in San Diego
  • Viral or Bacterial?
  • HardyVal Media Fill Challenge Testing per USP <797>
  • Carrot Broth One Step for Broup B Strep.
  • Trio Bas Air Samplers

December

  • iChip and microbe discovery
  • Fluoroquinolone Resistance and Screening Methods
  • Cannabis Testing
  • Trio Bas Microbial Air Samplers
  • Carrot Broth One Step for GBS

2015

January

  • Video of Attacking Flu Virus
  • Compact Dry™ for Colony Counts
  • CarboFerm™ for Neisseria ID
  • TransPRO CVM™ for Viruses
  • Measles Outbreak at Disneyland
  • CRITERION™ Dehydrated Culture Media
  • Optical Oddities – Gallstones
  • Quotes from Bono

February

  • Winter Colds – Why we get them?
  • Bourbon Virus – First Time in the US
  • CryoSavers™ – Storage System
  • ComfortPRO™ – Lab Coats for Comfort and Economy
  • AnaeroGRO™ – Pre-reduced Plated Media
  • EnviroTrans™ – Environmental Monitoring
  • Rosco Kits – For Carbapenemase Resistance Detection
  • Phraseology – “Eureka!”
  • Quotes from Gilda Radner

March

  • Superbugs Found in Duodenoscopes
  • Semmelweis and Handwashing
  • Animal Blood – Fresh and Humane
  • StrepQuick™ – Fast and Inexpensive ID of GPC
  • HardyDisks™ for AST
  • AnaeroGRO™ for Best Anaerobe Recovery
  • Lenticular Clouds
  • Phraseology: “Scot Free”
  • Quotes from Chief Joseph

April

  • Using Bacteria to Restore Art
  • Listeria Outbreak in Ice Cream
  • HardyCHROM™ Vibrio
  • MacConkey with Cipro for Prostate Biopsies
  • LanaGram™ for Easy Gram Determination
  • The MiRACLE® Glove by Adenna
  • Phraseology: “Dead as a Doornail”
  • Quotes from Aristotle

May

  • Keeping Pets Safe in the Summer
  • Answers to IQCP Questions
  • Highlights from the ASM Convention in New Orleans
  • CryoSavers™ for Easy Long Term Storage
  • EZ-Accu Shot™ for Growth Promotion Studies
  • HardyCHROM™ SS for more Efficient Stool Culturing
  • Denka-Seiken Antisera
  • Quotes from Walt Whitman

June

  • Strep grouping and Rebecca Lancefield
  • LoopCaddy™ – The Ultimate in Loop Organization
  • MycoSeal™ – to Prevent Moisture Loss in Plates
  • How safe is shrimp?
  • Nasal Probiotics to Prevent Disease
  • Hackers on Your Activity Tracker
  • Endoscope Monitoring
  • Phraseology – “Armed to the Teeth”
  • Quotes from Alexander Pope

July

  • Travel Warnings from the CDC
  • The Rise of Superbugs
  • Paper Microscopes
  • AnaeroGRO™ for Better Recovery of Anaerobes
  • Rapid MGP” for Enterococcus Speciation
  • EZ Accushot™ for Growth Promotion Testing
  • Quotes from Isaac Newton

August

  • Fungal art – Wood spalting
  • Recent Legionella outbreaks
  • Using cell phones and toilets for epidemiology
  • Phraseology – “Graham cracker”
  • Quotes from Lao Tzu
  • Petri Porter – rack for transport
  • Compact Dry – for plate counts
  • StrepPRO – Latex ID of Strep

September

  • IQCP coming in January 2016 – ready or not
  • Uncool Cucumbers – Salmonella outbreak
  • Oyster beds shut down due to Vibrio
  • Phraseology: Bucks
  • Ready Rack for clean room tubes
  • HardyCHROM™ Vibrio
  • Poultry Microbiology catalog
  • Rapid Test kits and Reagents
  • Petri Porter rack
  • HardyCHROM™ SS
  • Quotes from Jonas Salk

October

  • Your microbiome fingerprint – Could it incriminate you?
  • Meet HUrBi – the chromogenic urine biplate
  • Monogen by Biokit – for mononucleosis
  • Group A Strep QuickVue – by Quidel
  • Phraseology – “Mayday Mayday”
  • How did George Washington die?
  • Food Microbiology mini catalog
  • Quotes from William Wilburforce

November

  • How do bacteria communicate? Quorum sensing and biofilms
  • Two new antibiotic disks to be available: Avycaz and Zerbaxa
  • New biplate for Staph aureus and MRSA now available
  • That Peksy Pestis: new DNA research reveals the nature of the Black Plague
  • Quidel Rapid Strep Kit
  • Phraseology: The origin of “Sandwich”
  • ComfortPRO Lab Coats
  • Revolving Petri plate racks

December

  • Benjamin Franklin’s Resolutions
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae – the next superbug?
  • SpeedStreaks – as you like it
  • Two new antibiotics – Avycaz and Zerbaxa
  • Intestinal microbiomes and colon cancer risk
  • Anaerobic specimen transports
  • Schreckenberger seminar in Palm Springs
  • The Post-It – How was it invented?
  • LabPRO Lab Coats
  • ReadyRack for clean rooms
  • Control organisms for QC
  • Thoughts on Statistics

2013

February

  • Fungal Meningitis – What Went Wrong?
  • How to Identify Candida glabrata
  • New Product – Parasite Suspensions
  • HardyDisks AST™ – Now with Last Disk Recognition
  • Leprosy bBacterium Creates Stem Cells
  • Bacteriophage – Making a Comeback?
  • Ceftaroline (Teflaro) – New Disk Available
  • Phraseology – Golf
  • Survey: Should the post office have discontinued Saturday delivery?
  • Quotes from Abraham Lincoln

March

  • Obesity and Intestinal Microbiota
  • Overuse of Antibiotics for Respiratory Infections
  • TOTAL-FIX® Universal Fecal Transports
  • TB MODS Kit™ for TB Detection and Susceptibility
  • Tom Swifties
  • Hardy Goes Green
  • Sheep Blood Contamination
  • Survey on Social Media
  • Quotes from Frank Lloyd Wright

April

  • Hand Sanitizer – AloeSafe™
  • Hardy’s Gram Stain Advanced™
  • Rare Food = Rare Bug
  • Food Poisoning on the Rise
  • Tom Swifties
  • CRE Facts
  • National ASM in Denver
  • Survey on Political Campaign Contributions
  • Quotes from Elvis Presley

May

  • The Microbiology of Kombucha Tea
  • Google Honors Julius Petri
  • Ceftaroline – New Drug for MRSA
  • HardyCHROM™ SS for Greater Speed in Stool Cultures
  • Robots Zap C.difficile
  • APIC Releases New Guide for C. difficile
  • How Meat Tenderizing Introduces E. coli O157
  • Survey: Should office workers have unlimited access to the internet?
  • Quotes from Jackie Robinson

June

  • Fecal Microbiome Transplantation for C. difficile Infection
  • Microorganism Catalog
  • HUrBi™ – for Identification of Urninary Pathogens
  • HardyCHROM™ SS – Faster Way to Detect Stool Pathogens
  • Bacteria Extremophiles – Some Like It Hot, Some Like It Cold
  • Survey: Should the government fund antibiotic research?
  • Quotes from Robin Williams

July

  • Cyclospora Summer Outbreak in US
  • Cyclospora – Identification Methods
  • Frog Skin – A source of new antibiotics?
  • Dilu-loks™ – Pre-filled Dilution Bottles
  • Colitag™ – Coliform Detection in 16 hours
  • Phraseology – “Pushing the envelope”
  • Survey: Should marijuana be legalized?
  • Quotes from Walter Cronkite

August

  • The Black Plague – Analyzing Two 1700’s Paintings
  • Mass Burials from the Plague Uncovered in London
  • Tap Tight™ Contact Plates
  • How to Order Online
  • Denka Seiken Antisera
  • Manufacturing Makes a Comeback in the U.S.
  • Advanced Gram Stains
  • Phraseology – “Knucle Under”
  • Survey: Government Control of Sodas
  • Quotes from Johnny Carson

September

  • Prions – The Deadly Brain Wasting Proteins
  • Petri-Seal™, MycoSeal™, and HardyFlasks™ for Better Safety
  • Petri Plate Art by Ben-Jacob
  • HardyCHROM™ Candida – Now in Powder Form
  • MRSA – The Best Way to Control it in ICU
  • Hardy Goes into Orbit on the ISS
  • Phraseology – “Gung Ho”
  • Survey: Is fracking worth the risk?
  • Quotes from Edmund Burke

October

  • Vibrios – Danger Lurking in Ocean Water and Raw Seafood
  • Nature’s Chamber of Horrors
  • Hardy’s Prepared Control Slides
  • PYR Test Kit and PYR Reagent
  • New Media for Prostate Biopsies
  • The Mystery of the Ageless 14 Year Old Burger
  • Survey: Are drones an acceptable way to fight the war on terrorism?
  • Quotes from Dr. Seuss

November

  • Update on Clostridium difficile
  • Sting Operation Exposes Sleazy Journals
  • Probiotics from Japanese Pickles Inhibit the Flu
  • HardyCHROM™ MRSA
  • TransPRO™ Specimen Collection and Transport
  • TB MODS Kit™ for Identifying MDR TB
  • Microbial Art
  • Survey on “Right to Work” Laws
  • Quotes from Albert Schweitzer

December

  • Petri Plate Art
  • SystemSURE Plus™ for HACCP Monitoring
  • Schreckenberger Seminar
  • SIRTURO™, the New TB Drug
  • Black Silicon and Dragon Fly Wings Impale Bacteria
  • Mystery of the Blood Falls Glacier
  • EnteroPluri and Microgen for Gram Negative ID
  • PYR for Rapid ID of Group A Strep and Enterococcus
  • Quotes from Nelson Mandela

2018

January

  • A new drug against Gram negative rods? Glateramir acetate
  • Bananas becoming extinct due to Fusarium wilt?
  • Anaerobic Microbiology catalog
  • Trio Bas Air Samplers
  • StrepPro for strep grouping
  • Phraseology: Fit to be tied
  • Quotes from Galileo

February

  • Can certain gut bacteria promote cancer?
  • Trehalose and C. difficile – a not so sweet combination
  • Tooth-brushing reduces hospital acquired pneumonias
  • Quotes from Albert Einstein
  • Bio-Kid Kit for science projects
  • The Loop Caddy – a better way!
  • Rapid test methods
  • Phraseology – “Pleased as punch”

March

  • Bacteriophages – A new approach to antimicrobials
  • Carrot Broth – No tiles needed
  • Stephen Hawking quotes
  • Kiyoshi Shiga – Discoverer of Shigella
  • Trio Bas – The best in air monitoring
  • Influenza product from Hardy
  • Bio-Kid – For an exciting science project!

April

  • Vietnam vets and parasitic diseases
  • Financial impact of resistant microorganisms
  • Quotes from Leonardo da Vinci
  • Phraseology: Charlie Horse
  • TrioBas for air sampling
  • Carrot Broth one step
  • Chromogenic media
  • Rapid test methods

May

 

  • Revisiting the 100 Year Old Flu Epidemic
  • How can we solve the coming shortage of microbiologists?
  • Chromogenic media and Hardy Diagnostics

 

June

  • The origin of the Black Plague
  • Microbiomes in Concrete
  • HardyCHROM SS – eliminate Proteus!
  • Carrot Broth One Step
  • Envirotrans – new longer swab!
  • Phraseology – “Jay Walkers”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes
  • GramPRO automated gram stainer

July

  • Winning the War on Biofilms
  • Can Ebola be Stopped with Merck’s New Vaccine?
  • John Steinbeck
  • Stool cultures with no interference from Proteus!
  • Easy Sample Collection with EnviroTrans.

August

  • Antibiotic Resistance in Viet Nam
  • Oil prevents biofilms on cookware
  • AnaeroGRO for better recovery of anaerobes
  • Trio Bas – the best air sampler
  • Plazomicin – now available
  • Carrot Broth One Step – no tiles needed!
  • Quotes from Leo Tolstoy

September

  • Genital Mycoplasmas – why testing is needed
  • E. coli as Probiotics
  • Phraseology – “Bury the Hatchet”
  • Ogden Nash quotes
  • New Antibiotics, Plazomicin, etc
  • HardyCHROM SS – for stool cultures

October

  • Is Dandruff a bacterial disease?
  • How does the Keto Diet affect your microbiome?
  • Quotes from G.K. Chesterton
  • Hardy Goes Green!
  • New Antibiotic disks from Hardy
  • Phraseology: Straight from the Horse’s Mouth

November

  • Leptospirosis in Sea Lions
  • Kirby Bauer AST – the Gold Standard
  • New antibiotics
  • Quotes from Dave Barry
  • HardyCHROM products
  • E. coli O157 outbreak from romaine lettuce

December

  • Are antibiotics in our orange juice?
  • Can a probiotic be used to treat cholera?
  • New antibiotics now available
  • Tri Bas air samplers – simply the best!
  • Compact Dry for easy colony counts
  • Phraseology – “Throw you hat into the ring”
  • Quotes from Nikola Tesla
  • Products for flu season

2016

January

  • Bacteria providing a lift
  • Rapid Strep Grouping
  • Hardy Purchases QuickSlide
  • The Kissing Bug
  • HUrBi – What more could you ask for in a urine plate?
  • Clinical Microbiology Seminar in Palm Springs
  • LabPRO Lab Coats

February

  • New weapons against Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI)
  • Hardy releases a new culture media catalog
  • Fun facts on leap year
  • Update on the Zika virus
  • The Pasteur team – a tribute to Marie Pasteur
  • Quotes from Calvin Coolidge
  • Rapid strep identification – StrepPRO
  • Stock organism catalog
  • PYR for rapid Group A Strep detection
  • Compact Dry for plate counts
  • Making sense of the new IQCP regulations

March

  • Interference from Proteus eliminated!
  • Can we use bacteria to create new habitats in the sand?
  • New Culture Media Catalog
  • Darryl Zanuck American film producer
  • Compact Dry…Do you do plate counts?
  • The Antibiotic Apocalypse Explained…
  • Environmental Monitoring…Contact Plates
  • Bob Hope 1903 ~ 2003
  • Do you do Growth Promotion Studies?

April

  • Elizabeth King and her discovery of her namesake bacteria – Outbreak in Wisconsin
  • HardyCHROM SS reduces time with stool cultures
  • AneroGRO for better recovery of anaerobes
  • Identification of Streps with StrepPRO
  • Better gram staining with GramPRO 1
  • Investigation of Foodborne Illness – Listeria outbreak at Dole
  • CRITERION – for the best in dehydrated culture media
  • Contact plates for the pharma industry
  • George Gershwin quotes

May

  • How to Make Better Gram Stains
  • Bacteriophage Therapy – Another Approach
  • Colistin Resistance in E. coli – Another Superbug
  • AnaeroGRO – for Better Growth
  • CarboFerm – for GC Identification
  • Automated Stainers
  • HardyCHROM SS – No Interference from Proteus!
  • EnviroTrans for Surface Monitoring
  • C.S. Lewis Quotes

June

  • Alzheimer’s caused by infectious disease?
  • Pocket sized microscopes – the next big thing
  • Dirty Driers – hand air dryers spread contamination
  • Compact Dry for total counts
  • Control organisms for QC
  • TransPRO for better transport and recovery
  • AnaeroGRO for better growth of anaerobes
  • HardyCHROM SS – no interference from Proteus!
  • SpeedStreaks for quick inoculation
  • Phraseology – “Shot of Whiskey”
  • GramPRO 80 for fast slide processing
  • New culture media catalog available
  • Quotes from Muhammad Ali

July

  • Gram Stains… Consistent and Fast
  • The Patient Safety Atlas
  • New Culture Media Catalog
  • Interference from Proteus eliminated!…
  • Footwear Sanitizer SmartStep
  • Detect a variety of food pathogens in less than 10 hours?
  • “Knock on Wood”
  • Could you be missing important anaerobes?
  • Virchow: A Virtual Genius
  • Peter Drucker Quotes

August

  • The microbiome of breast tissue
  • Triclosan in hand soap banned by FDA
  • Mercury in vaccines – still used?
  • Crystal Dx Xpress – for food pathogen detection
  • AnaeroGRO – best way to culture anaerobes
  • MicroBioLogics – QC organisms
  • HardyCHROM SS – now inhibits Proteus
  • GramPRO 1 – for consistent automated staining
  • Contact Plates – for surface monitoring
  • TransPRO – for better specimen collection
  • Compact Dry – an alternative for plate counts
  • Marie Curie Quotes

September

  • Manuka Honey – the sweetest antibiotic
  • Do you heat or methanol fix your slides?
  • GramPRO 1 for consistent Gram staining
  • HardyCHROM SS NoPRO – that’s no Proteus!
  • HardyCHROM MRSA – brightest colors!
  • HardyCHROM Candida – reliable yeast ID
  • Crystal Xpress for food Pathogen ID
  • Quotes from ee. cummings

October

  • Hardy’s new Chromogenic Medium for ESBL
  • Prebiotics- Good sense or Nonsense?
  • GramPRO 1 for consistent Gram staining
  • Reader Comments on Heat vs. Methanol Fixation
  • Trio Bas Air Samplers- now with 3 heads!
  • MBL Control Organisms
  • Contact Plates
  • Compact Dry
  • Alan Turing Quotes

November

  • C diff Banana Broth for environmental testing is launched
  • Clostridium difficile – facts about the worst cause of HAIs
  • HardyCHROM ESBL to detect “Superbugs”
  • Automated Gram stainers from QuickSlide
  • Trio Bas Air Samplers- now with 3 heads!
  • Trio Bas air samplers – now with Bluetooth
  • Resistant bacteria emerging from the sewer
  • Control organisms from MBL
  • Quotes from Steve Wozniak

December

  • Candida auris– a new superbug?
  • Denka Sieken Antisera
  • HardyCHROM ESBL to detect “Superbugs”
  • Automated Gram stainers from QuickSlide
  • C. Diff Banana Broth for the detection of Clostridium difficile
  • Nikon’s Small World Competition
  • In memoriam: Paul Schreckenberger, PhD
  • Trio Bas Microbial Air Samplers
  • HardyCHROM MRSA and ESBL

2014

January

  • Retail Microbiology – Microbiome Reports for Consumers
  • The Antimicrobial Properties of Metal, by Hsiung
  • CryoSavers™ for Freezer Stocks
  • Nitrocef MatchBook™ – for Susceptibility Testing of Anaerobes
  • CRITERION™ Powdered Media
  • Super Bowl Trivia
  • Phraseology – “Pulling the Wool Over Ones Eyes”
  • Survey on the Federal Minimum Wage
  • Quotes from Thomas à Kempis

February

  • AloeSafe™ Hand Sanitizer
  • CRE Infection from an Endoscopic Procedure
  • The Miracle Glove
  • Can Bacteria Tell Time?
  • Hardy Diagnostics an Employee Owned Company
  • CRITERION™ Dehydrated Culture Media
  • Winter Olympics Trivia
  • Quotes from Louis Pasteur

March

  • Black Plague Claims the Life of Microbiologist
  • Smog in Beijing May Contain Airborne Bacteria
  • HardyCHROM™ SS Cuts Stool Culture Workload
  • HardyCHROM™ MRSA for Brighter Colors, Easier Read-out
  • Arcanobacterium – An Important Cause of Pharyngitis
  • TransPRO™ Swabs for Better Recovery and Release
  • Survey – Should incandescent bulbs be a crime?
  • Quotes from Ludwig Van Beethoven

April

  • Fungi Make Beautiful Music – Rivaling the Stradivarius
  • Dogs, Dust, and Dampening Allergies
  • HardyCHROM™ MRSA – for Brighter Colors Development
  • HardyCHROM™ SS – Better way to Detect Salmonella and Shigella
  • Triclosan Promotes Nasal Colonization
  • Hardy Mini Catalogs
  • Free Download of “Guide to Utilization of the Microbiology Laboratory”
  • Hardy’s Healthy Happy Sheep – Source of our Blood
  • Phraseology – Hissy Fit
  • Survey – Was the ban on incandescent bulbs a good thing?
  • Quotes from Bob Dylan

May

  • Naegleria – Brain Infections Caused by Ameba
  • Total Fix® – The Ultimate O&P; Transport
  • Bacteria Found in Placentas
  • Cordyceps Growing from Arthropods (video)
  • Using Trees to Filter Water
  • HardyCHROM™ SS – The Best Way to Screen Stools
  • Hardy Mini Catalogs
  • Easy Environmental Test for Salmonella and Listeria
  • Survey – Should we screen all new patients for MRSA?
  • Quotes from Elon Musk

June

  • Summertime Hazards and Infections
  • The Mysterious “Angel Glow” from Luminescent Bacteria in War Wounds
  • Gum Disease can Cause Oral Cancer
  • Schreckenberger Seminar Available on Video
  • HardyDisks™ for Susceptibility Testing
  • HardyCHROM™ SS for Stool Cultures
  • Survey on Screening for MRSA in Hospitals
  • Quotes from Plutarch

July

  • Ebola Virus – Worst Outbreak in Africa
  • Eggs – Should they be Refrigerated?
  • Prostate Biopsy – Screening for Cipro Resistant E. Coli
  • Schreckenberger Seminar Available on Video
  • Phraseology – “Running the Guantlet”
  • Quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson

August

  • Microbial Fuel Cells
  • Foldable Microscopes
  • Vaccinations Schedules
  • Compact Dry™ for Colony Counts
  • HardyCHROM™ MRSA
  • Phraseology – “To Run Amok”
  • Quotes from John Muir

September

  • Hardy Anounces New Online “Chat” Feature
  • Compact Dry™ for Total Counts
  • Can Bacteria be Used to Fight Cancer?
  • Which smells worse, cotton or synthetic?
  • Vaccine Ingredients
  • Rosalind Franklin: Co-Discoverer of DNA Structure
  • Rapid PYR Test
  • Cyclospora Found in Cilantro
  • Phraseology – “A Flash in the Pan”

October

  • New Treatment Methods for Ebola… There is Hope!
  • Cleaning up Ancient Artifacts with Mercury Eating Bacteria
  • Answers to Questions Regarding Ebola
  • StrepPro™ – Latex Agglutination
  • TransPRO™ – New HydraFlock® Technology
  • Phraseology – “Divide and Conquer”
  • Quotes from Robin Williams

November

  • Is Urine Sterile?
  • Top 11 Causes of Food Poisoning
  • HardyCHROM™ Candida
  • Rapid Test Kits
  • UriStar for Easy Urine Susceptibility Testing
  • Phraseology – “It Doesn’t Pan Out”
  • Speed Streaks – Disposable Loops

December

  • How Microorganisms Adapt to Climate Change
  • Making Endotoxin Tests from Blue Crab Blood
  • StrepQuick™ for Rapid Gram-Positive ID
  • CRITERION™ – New Video Released
  • Phraseology – “Play it again, Sam”
  • Quotes from George Orwell

2012

December

  • Arcanobacterium Case History – by Tortora
  • C. difficile Sniffing Dogs
  • Vitamin D Reduces Respiratory Illness
  • Stool Cultures Using a Biplate
  • Phraseology – “Turn Over a New Leaf”
  • Survey on New Medical Device Tax
  • Quotes from Bill Cosby