Antibiotic with Glowing Results

New breakthrough with Antibiotics and treating infections:

Glowing Antibiotic can locate the infection:  An image of a mouse injected with hind limb infections (blue) and then a fluorescent variant of the antibiotic vancomycin (red). Credit: Ed Lim

 

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Low doses of a fluorescent antibiotic can accurately track bacterial infection in real-time, such as Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli, which were detected in the mouse seen above.  

Quoted: “To track the accuracy of the antibiotic, both strains of bacteria were engineered to be bioluminescent (in blue in photo above).”

Video: How To Spot an Infection:

To read the article in its’ entirety click on the link below:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2013/10/15/glowing-antibiotic-can-locate-where-infections-are-video/