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Google Celebrates Robert Koch

Google Celebrates Robert Koch

Robert Koch was a German physician and microbiologist. Today Google celebrated Robert Koch, one day prior to his 174th birthday, with a custom “doodle” on the Google home page: Koch won the Nobel Prize in 1905. There is a long standing controversy between the work of Koch and Louis Pasteur regarding the discovery of germ theory.  

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The Coming Wave of Infectious Disease Rapid Diagnostics

Cholera bacteria

If you go into a typical microbiology laboratory today, the technology is about the same as it was 160 years ago when Louis Pasteur described the technology and subsequently when Hans Gram described the Gram stain. It’s incredibly antiquated, completely different from the chemistry laboratory in terms of its adoption of modern technology. That is about to change. We are ...

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New Way to Isolate Germs to Help Science Conquer Diseases that are Deadly

Dr. Arthur Isaac Kendall

Originally published in The Evening Independent on July 23, 1931 Chicago, Ill., July 23.–(AP)–The discovery of a new method of isolating bacteria which hertofore have remained invisible, announced Dr. Arthur I. Kendall, professor of bacteriology at Northwetern University, was hailed today by his colleagues as an important victory in the fight of science against disease. Some of Dr. Kendall’s associates ...

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The Tiny Parasite That’s Decimating Bee Populations

The first microsporidian identified was found infecting silkworms. In 1870, Louis Pasteur, the French chemist who invented the process of pasteurization, blamed it for a disease that had decimated the industry. Initially, they were classified as fungi, then renamed protists, a catch-all group for complex micro-organisms. Read the full article…

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