Source: Medical News Today
Bacterial infections kill tens of thousands of North Americans every year. The fact it can take days to find out which bacteria are behind the infections and even longer to establish exactly which drugs will work, doesn’t help. Now according to a new study, a chip that identifies bacteria in minutes promises to slash those timescales. And not only does the chip identify the specific pathogen, it can also tell which drugs it is resistant to, say researchers from the University of Toronto (U of T) in Canada.