• Black and white photo of German Shorthaired Pointer dog shaking hands with person wearing striped shirt

    The One Big Myth About Dog Training

    The most common misconception I read or hear about when it comes to dog training is that you must be the alpha of the pack or the “pack leader.” However,...

    The One Big Myth About Dog Training

    The most common misconception I read or hear about when it comes to dog training is that you must be the alpha of the pack or the “pack leader.” However,...

  • Small child in dark blue coat and winter knit hat hugging Siberian Husky around neck

    Dogs and Children

    Some of us in the world are daring enough to add children of the human sort to our home in addition to our fur babies. There are important factors we...

    Dogs and Children

    Some of us in the world are daring enough to add children of the human sort to our home in addition to our fur babies. There are important factors we...

  • Woman in black shirt and ripped jeans walking five different dogs on leashes

    Loose Leash Walking Tips

    I would like to spend this time talking about how to train a dog to walk gently and calmly on the leash and hopefully save some folks’ arms and shoulders.

    Loose Leash Walking Tips

    I would like to spend this time talking about how to train a dog to walk gently and calmly on the leash and hopefully save some folks’ arms and shoulders.

  • Brown and white Australian Shepherd lies sleepily on green blanket in crate with door open

    Voluntary Crate Training: Part 2

    When we are training our dog to voluntarily crate, we want the consequences of going into the crate to be good or favorable. This will in turn increase and eventually...

    Voluntary Crate Training: Part 2

    When we are training our dog to voluntarily crate, we want the consequences of going into the crate to be good or favorable. This will in turn increase and eventually...

  • Hand in blue latex glove holds up petri dish with bacterial cultures growing inside

    Antibiotic Resistance and Its Threat to Healthcare

    Antibiotic resistance, also known as antimicrobial resistance (AMR), is a major threat to both human and animal healthcare. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), antibiotic...

    Antibiotic Resistance and Its Threat to Healthcare

    Antibiotic resistance, also known as antimicrobial resistance (AMR), is a major threat to both human and animal healthcare. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), antibiotic...

  • Colored electron microscope image of purple bacteria moving through cavernous yellow biofilm

    Bacterial Biofilms: The Mayberry of Microbiology

    Among those species of bacteria that have learned to live together, there are some that have learned to create biofilms. Bacterial biofilms are safe havens for cells to hide from...

    Bacterial Biofilms: The Mayberry of Microbiology

    Among those species of bacteria that have learned to live together, there are some that have learned to create biofilms. Bacterial biofilms are safe havens for cells to hide from...

  • Box and tube of Lavengel with lavender sprigs sitting on concrete ledge in a park

    My Journey With Lavengel

    I began my journey in research working in a microbiology lab at East Tennessee State University. I was assigned to a project studying the efficacy of a novel, all-natural, potentially...

    My Journey With Lavengel

    I began my journey in research working in a microbiology lab at East Tennessee State University. I was assigned to a project studying the efficacy of a novel, all-natural, potentially...

  • Closeup of box and tube of Lavengel with lavender sprigs on center of bridge

    Andy Clark Describes Many Avenues for Use of th...

    Another high potential use for Lavengel® is for those who incur radiation burns during treatment for breast cancer. Clark explains that the breast is particularly susceptible to radiation dermatitis. “Four...

    Andy Clark Describes Many Avenues for Use of th...

    Another high potential use for Lavengel® is for those who incur radiation burns during treatment for breast cancer. Clark explains that the breast is particularly susceptible to radiation dermatitis. “Four...

  • Tube of Lavengel sits on green leaves amidst purple berries

    RTD Neutraceuticals, LLC Receives U.S. Patent f...

    RTD Neutraceuticals, LLC, (now AOX Biopharma, LLC) Johnson City, TN, has been awarded a United States patent, “Topical Gel Compositions for the Treatment of Staphylococcal Infections,” for the efficacy of...

    RTD Neutraceuticals, LLC Receives U.S. Patent f...

    RTD Neutraceuticals, LLC, (now AOX Biopharma, LLC) Johnson City, TN, has been awarded a United States patent, “Topical Gel Compositions for the Treatment of Staphylococcal Infections,” for the efficacy of...

  • Man stands behind altitude sign on hiking trail balancing box of Lavengel on top of sign

    The Lavengel Origin Story: Told by Inventor W. ...

    What we found was unexpected. Not only did Lavengel® not promote the growth of pathogens, it successfully inhibited the growth of bacteria known to populate burns and wounds: Staphylococcus aureus,...

    The Lavengel Origin Story: Told by Inventor W. ...

    What we found was unexpected. Not only did Lavengel® not promote the growth of pathogens, it successfully inhibited the growth of bacteria known to populate burns and wounds: Staphylococcus aureus,...

  • Box and tube of Lavengel aesthetically arranged on a green tulip leaf

    Burgeoning Local Startup Seen as Guide for Othe...

    One of Andy Clark’s latest projects started when he learned a co-worker was using lavender oil to temporarily relieve pain caused by his shingles. “He would put some lavender oil...

    Burgeoning Local Startup Seen as Guide for Othe...

    One of Andy Clark’s latest projects started when he learned a co-worker was using lavender oil to temporarily relieve pain caused by his shingles. “He would put some lavender oil...