January 11, 2013
Breathalyzer Could Detect Tuberculosis
Philippa Warr, Wired UK
Successfully identifying the chemical fingerprints of specific bacteria in the breath could lead to a breathalyser capable of detecting lung diseases such as tuberculosis.
A team from the University of Vermont was able to successfully identify strains of bacteria in the lungs of mice by analysing volatile organic compounds in exhaled breath.
TAGGED: Lungs, Tuberculosis, Bacteria, Breathalyzer