Although point-of-care (POC) testing is widely considered a good idea, there is little agreement on what exactly it entails. While regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) categorize tests based on criteria such as complexity and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amen...More...
Given how much time microbiologists spend reading and analyzing research articles, it is surprising that so many teach lecture courses based on textbooks, inadvertently depriving their students of the excitement of scientific discovery that comes with analyzing current research. Such faculty memb...More...
As part of respiration in microbial and other cells, electrons transfer through an electron transport chain to produce energy as adenosine triphosphate (ATP). For most bacteria, the final electron acceptor is a soluble substrate such as oxygen, sulfate, or nitrate that can be brought into the cel...More...