Scientists Create Test to Track Global Spread of Antibiotic Resistance, University of Birmingham Study
3/18/2011 7:52:57 AM
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a molecular test that has tracked the global spread of a carrier of antibiotic resistance, according to a paper published online today by a leading medical journal. Researchers led by Professor Laura Piddock in the School of Immunity and Infection devised a specific test that can identify the carrier, known as a plasmid, and track its progress around the world in both humans and animals in various strains of E. coli.
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