Revolutionary test that 'can listen to bacteria communicate' and diagnose infections within 30 seconds 'could curb antibiotic resistance'

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Dr Fatima AlZahra'a Alatraktchi is developing the tool which is undergoing trials

It translates 'whispers' between bacteria before they group together and attack

Standard testing can take days, leading to generalised antibiotic prescribing 

The tool picked up deadly bacteria in half of patients with cystic fibrosis where standard testing did not, offering hope to thousands with the condition

Period5 Jul 2019

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