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Monthly Archives: November 2009

27 Nov

You know a lot about microbial growth control yet you may not know it. Microbiologists use words like sterilization (the complete distruction of all microbes), sanitization (the reduction of microbes to public safety standards), and antisepsis (the removal of microbes … Continue reading

26 Nov

The resolution of a microscope optical system is dependent on many factors. Microscope objectives have many attributes. One common attribute is the medium in which the objective is designed to be used. It may be designated as dry, oil immersion, … Continue reading

24 Nov

I would like to introduce you to one of our newest family members; the Nikon E100 as you can see he’s already a big hit with the rest of the world! The Nikon E100 comes in 4 different packages; the … Continue reading

23 Nov

We want to keep the kids interested in science even after the newness of the microscope wears off. A prepared slide set is the answer. Prepared slide sets are affordable so they can be purchased throughout the year to keep … Continue reading

20 Nov

There are many different tests one can perform in a microbiology laboratory. Quality assurance and quality control laboratories run a series of different diagnostic tests to determine the amount of bacteria on a finished product or the % of a … Continue reading

17 Nov

Okay, I am not speaking about how smart you are..What I am talking about is what type of light is right for your microscope! Tricked ya! Did you know that there are several types of electrical lighting for microscopes? Well, … Continue reading

16 Nov

Does someone on your Holiday gift list already have everything? Don’t know his size? Don’t know her favorite color? How about an accurate weather station. He can check the atmospheric pressure barometer to see if rain is coming. She can … Continue reading

14 Nov

There are many factors that affect bacterial growth. Temperature, growth media, sunlight and the concentration of different gasses in the atmosphere all effect what type of bacterial grows and how fast the culture will grow. Bacteria can grow in any … Continue reading

12 Nov

Microscope objectives are classfied according to many attributes. Field flatness, chromatic aberration, spherical aberration and working distance are some of the more common classification criteria. The most commonly available objectives are called achromats. These are also referred to as flat … Continue reading

10 Nov

Okay, so you are wondering what I am getting at; well its Adaptive Immunity, In humans, and vertebrates in general, immune cells are so able to learn and improve immune defenses when they encounter the same microbe several times. This … Continue reading