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Sep 17

ASHEX18XB WIP is now live!

Greetings Microbiology Community, I come to you today with a special announcement. Thirteen years after my dad first approached me with the idea of building the ASHEX table, the 1000th Gram-negative, non-fermenting clinical isolate was recorded this past week. The additional biochemical results are stored in the brand new ASHEX18XB Web Identification Program, which has …

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Sep 12

ASHEX18XB is in the works! New tutorial video.

Greetings everyone, Adam here with an end-of-summer announcement. An updated version of the ASHEX identification matrix is in the works. The folks at Loyola University Medical Center are helping me complete the push to 1000 clinical isolates, a mark that my dad and I always viewed as the pipe dream benchmark. During this work, I …

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Dec 24

ASHEX17XB WIP now live!

As promised, another update to the WIP has been made. ASHEX17XB is now up and running. This version of the WIP represents 105 taxa using data from 971 clinical isolates. Again, the legacy version of ASHEX14X is still available. ASHEX17XB is carrying the development torch forward into the future. I attempted something new with this …

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Dec 09

ASHEX16X – Life Carries On

ASHEX16X is now live! This update was built using a stack of biochemical test results my dad (Dr. Paul) had left for me to enter before his passing. Some of you might have also seen that there are now two ASHEX (GNNFB) links. I have decided to freeze ASHEX14X and keep it available. While I …

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Dec 01

The Passing of Dr. Paul

Greetings everyone, it is with great sorrow that I have to inform you that my father passed away suddenly on November 29th. He was the best dad anyone could ask for. He was always supportive, knew what to say, and made a one-of-a-kind educator. There are no words that could possibly describe how much he’ll …

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Apr 20

News Regarding the AID-Cloud WIPs

Greetings and happy Monday folks! I have some big news to share this afternoon. Less than three years after the deployment of the Web-ID system, the AID-Cloud has recorded its 10,000th identification. This is a big milestone for us that I feel is worth sharing. When I began compiling my dad’s data back in 2004, …

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Mar 03

ASHEX14X

Hello again, Microbiology Folks, Adam here with another update. This is long overdue! Today we rolled out ASHEX Version 14X. The new table is available for download in the Non-Fermenter tab. Also, the ASHEX WIP has already been updated to point at the 14X matrix. As of right now, I have not replaced the 12X …

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Feb 27

Code Rewrite

Hello everyone, I decided it was time to clean up the code a bit. I deployed the new software a few minutes ago, so I figured I would release a statement. There was nothing inherently wrong with the code as it was. Functionally, you should not see any change at all. However, with a little …

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Feb 26

ASHEX Overview and Walkthrough Video

In the spirit of conference time and this month’s increased usage, I put together a little video. It doesn’t start until about 25 seconds as it was recorded via livestream. I hope it’s instructive and enjoyable. ~Adam

Feb 22

Mobile Friendly Form

Hello Microbiology Friends, It is hard to believe that it has been over a year since I last gave a status update on ASHEX. I have made a more touchscreen-friendly version of the NFB ID form. I have also created a link that will allow you to bypass the main site (which can be quite …

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