Synthetic Probe Identifies Staph Bacteria Without Need For Biopsies

February 3, 2014 5:23 AM

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Synthetic Probe Identifies Staph Bacteria Without Need For Biopsies

Chances are you won’t know you’ve got a staph infection until the test results come in, days after the symptoms first appear. But what if your physician could identify the infection much more quickly and without having to take a biopsy and ship it off for analysis?

Researchers at the University of Iowa may have found a way. The team has created a noninvasive chemical probe that detects a common species of staph bacteria in the body. The probe ingeniously takes advantage of staph’s propensity to slash and tear at DNA, activating a beacon of sorts that lets doct...

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