SUPERBUGS: Anti-microbial resistance could be tackled with new urine test
Usual culture methods can take up to three days to identify bacteria and test their drug resistance from a urine sample.
But the new MinION nanopore test developed at the University of East Anglia (UEA) can provide the answers in as little as four hours after a sample is taken.
A quicker test will allow rapid precise tailoring of treatment for patients with resistant infections.
This is turn will help combat the spread of antimicrobial resistance, a major emerging threat to public health. Last week, 156 of the United Nations have agreed to tackle superbugs in a bid to save thousands of... read more
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