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Microbiological Testing and Salmonella Control: New Insights
2024-03-04
Microbiological Testing and Salmonella Control: New Insights
Microbiological Testing and Salmonella Control: New Insights Public health authorities around the world are concerned with monitoring and limiting Salmonella infections, which can lead to significant health complications and even fatalities. A key challenge is the emergence of drug-resistant strains, highlighting the need for innovative approaches. Recently, researchers ...
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How Does Environmental Exposure Shape The Infant Gut Microbiome?
2024-03-04
How Does Environmental Exposure Shape The Infant Gut Microbiome?
How Does Environmental Exposure Shape The Infant Gut Microbiome? The infant gut microbiome undergoes rapid changes in early life as microbes colonize from maternal, family, environmental, and dietary sources. Reduced social contact during COVID-19 pandemic restrictions provided a unique opportunity to examine the relative contribution of environmental sampling on gut bac...
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Poor Bacteriological Quality Revealed Through Rigorous Environmental Sampling
2024-03-01
Poor Bacteriological Quality Revealed Through Rigorous Environmental Sampling
Poor Bacteriological Quality Revealed Through Rigorous Environmental Sampling A comprehensive 2011 study conducted by researchers at the University of Nigeria examined the bacteriological quality of foods and water sold by vendors and restaurants in Nsukka, Nigeria. The investigation utilized rigorous environmental sampling techniques, collecting and testing samples from...
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The Effectiveness of Cellulose Sponges for Environmental Sampling
2024-03-01
The Effectiveness of Cellulose Sponges for Environmental Sampling
The Effectiveness of Cellulose Sponges for Environmental Sampling A recent study investigated the efficiency of using cellulose sponges to sample common healthcare pathogens from hospital surfaces. The research was conducted by CDC scientists Laura J. Rose, Hollis Houston, and colleagues in Atlanta, Georgia in 2022. What is Environmental Sampling? Environme...
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How Effective are Environmental Sampling Methods in Detecting Pathogens in Cage-Free Aviaries?
2024-03-01
How Effective are Environmental Sampling Methods in Detecting Pathogens in Cage-Free Aviaries?
How Effective are Environmental Sampling Methods in Detecting Pathogens in Cage-Free Aviaries? Researchers from the USDA Agricultural Research Service and Purdue University conducted an experiment at the Purdue Animal Sciences Research and Education Center (ASREC) Poultry Unit to evaluate different environmental sampling methods for detecting pathogens in cage-free aviary...
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The Essential Guide to HPV Screening & The Vaccine Vanguard
2024-02-21
The Essential Guide to HPV Screening & The Vaccine Vanguard
The Essential Guide to HPV Screening & The Vaccine Vanguard In 2020, cervical cancer besieged 604,000 women and tragically ended 342,000 lives, making it the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide. This vast statistic is a stark reminder of the relentless battle we still wage globally against this ailment. Consider one story: Maria, a mother from Nicarag...
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Everything You Need to Know about Microorganism Preservation
2024-02-20
Everything You Need to Know about Microorganism Preservation
Everything You Need to Know about Microorganism Preservation Microorganism preservation refers to techniques for maintaining the vitality and genetic traits of microbial strains. Microorganisms can easily become contaminated, mutate, or even die during use and passaging, often resulting in strain deterioration. The purpose of strain preservation is to keep the strain ali...
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Transport Medium: Does It Really Matter for Sample Transport?
2024-02-19
Transport Medium: Does It Really Matter for Sample Transport?
Transport Medium: Does It Really Matter for Sample Transport? Transport media have long been used to preserve sample integrity during storage and shipment of clinical specimens to laboratories. But could dry transport be an alternative for some sample types? A recent study found self-collected vaginal swabs could be accurately tested after dry shipment, challenging tradi...
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Can Transport Medium Maintain Trichomonas Vaginalis Viability?
2024-02-19
Can Transport Medium Maintain Trichomonas Vaginalis Viability?
Can Transport Medium Maintain Trichomonas Vaginalis Viability? A key question examined in the study was whether Amies gel agar transport medium can maintain the viability of Trichomonas vaginalis for up to 24 hours after specimen collection. The results showed that using the transport method, T. vaginalis was detected in 62 out of 68 infected women, compared to 64 out of...
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Are Flocked Swabs Effective for Collection of Fungus and Bacteria?
2024-02-01
Are Flocked Swabs Effective for Collection of Fungus and Bacteria?
Are Flocked Swabs Effective for Collection of Fungus and Bacteria? For decades, microbiology dogma held that swabs were suboptimal for collecting patient samples intended for fungal and bacterial culture. Conventional wisdom favored aspirates, fluids, and tissues as superior specimen types. Experts argued traditional fiber-wrapped swabs, like cotton and Dacron, absorbed ...
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2024 Spring Festival Holiday Notice
2024-01-31
2024 Spring Festival Holiday Notice
2024 Spring Festival Holiday Notice Dear Customers, We would like to inform you that our company will be closed for the Spring Festival public holiday from February 3rd, 2024 to February 16th, 2024. We will resume normal business operations on February 17th, 2024. If you have any urgent inquiries during this time, please send an email to info@mrctek.com and we will try ...
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Direct PCR Makes PCR Closer to Point-of-Care Testing
2024-01-31
Direct PCR Makes PCR Closer to Point-of-Care Testing
Direct PCR Makes PCR Closer to Point-of-Care Testing Direct PCR is a method that amplifies DNA directly from animal or plant tissues without prior nucleic acid extraction. In many ways, direct PCR works similarly to conventional PCR. The main difference lies in the customized buffers used in direct PCR, which allow amplification directly from crude samples without...
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