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Monthly Archives: May 2013

24 May

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterial infection caused by S. aureus that is extremely resistant to some antibiotics.  Recently an elementary school in Chicago was shut down because several students were diagnosed with MRSA.  S. aureus normally lives on … Continue reading

10 May

The slide agglutination test determines whether or not a specific protein exists within a species.  Many manufacturers of reagents for slide agglutination tests utilize polystyrene latex particles as carriers for the antibody molecules.  By conjugating reactive antibodies to these particles, … Continue reading