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
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).”
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