IQCP is here! Are you ready?

January 2016 is right around the corner. While a new year always brings change, or at least the promise for change (I swear to make it to the gym for a change), this new year brings a critical change to clinical labs in the United States. Starting on the first of January, the Centers for Read more about IQCP is here! Are you ready?[…]

Modern Case of an Archaic Plague

On September 13th, 2009 a University of Chicago researcher, Malcom Casadaban, was admitted to a local hospital due to fever, aches, cough and shortness of breath. Blood tests indicated renal failure, severely elevated white blood cell count, and a left shift in the ratio of immature to mature neutrophils. Blood smears indicated bacteremia. The patient Read more about Modern Case of an Archaic Plague[…]

Plagued Waters: Legionnaires Disease

If you have seen the news lately, you may have heard about the recent outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease in New York city, particularly the South Bronx. Over one hundred people have been affected by the illness and twelve people have died from the disease.   While Legionnaire’s disease may sound like something that plagued ancient Read more about Plagued Waters: Legionnaires Disease[…]

Dogs and Dust Microbes

Many people decide to become dog owners for reasons such as companionship, protection of one’s home, or simply the happiness that is felt every day from being greeted by a furry friend. To add to this list, owning a dog might also change the microbial composition in your gut and alleviate the symptoms of allergies. Read more about Dogs and Dust Microbes[…]

Microbial Artisans

Art restoration experts spend countless hours in awkward positions, breathing in harsh chemicals while meticulously cleaning, varnishing, and stippling irreplaceable works of art. A shaky hand or a rough touch could result in the destruction of a priceless work of art.  Consequently, students at the Polytechnic University of Valencia’s Institute of Heritage Restoration may have Read more about Microbial Artisans[…]

A Greener Culture

      Hybrid, Zero Emissions, Paperless: These, amongst others, are keywords that have become so woven into our daily vernacular that the very sight of them has almost become second nature. The movement to conserve energy or “Going Green” has been enjoying an all-time height of relevancy.  Environmental concerns such as climate change have Read more about A Greener Culture[…]

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