On January 12, Dr. James Barberee (left), Professor of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, spoke to the Auburn Lions Club about his (and colleagues) work on early detection of disease-causing bacteria. Early detection is essential to control the spread of diseases. Bacteria studied were MRSA, Strep, and E Coli. Methods were developed for very quick detection, allowing for rapid cleaning if needed. It was also found, on common indoor surfaces, that bacteria, left undisturbed, had a typical life expectancy of two weeks.during which they could infect people and animals. Pictured with Dr. Barbaree is Club Vice-President Keith Ryland.