New test may prevent antibiotic resistances from spreading

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By: IANS | London |
Published: March 14, 2018 8:57 pm


The new method provides much faster diagnosis with the help of tiny electrodes that are fixed on the surface of a stamp-sized chip (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Scientists have developed a new “rapid test” that produces a cheaper and faster diagnosis on infectious diseases in just three hours thus preventing antibiotic resistances from spreading.

Owing to small number of pathogens in a patient’s sample, standard practices require up to 72 hours to allow for a reliable result for the infectious diagnostics.

The new method provides much faster diagnosis with the help of tiny electrodes that are fixed on the surface of a stamp-sized chip.

“Electric fields secure bacteria in a very small area,” said Ute Neugebauer from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Germany.

The scientists then…

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