February 7, 2013

Universal Sensor ID's Infectious Microbes

Nic Fleming, NewScientist

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EVERY day, doctors prescribe antibiotics based on an educated guess about which bugs are causing the symptoms they see before them. Sometimes they guess wrong and it can take days or even weeks for tests to identify the true culprits. In the meantime, people are taking ineffective drugs, contributing to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.

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TAGGED: Infectious Disease, Medical Diagnostics