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December 7th, 2007
U of I targets treatment of ‘superbug’
University of Idaho researchers are working to develop more effective defenses against staphylococcus aureus bacteria and other deadly pathogens.
One of the goals of that effort, the university says, is to create faster and more accurate identification of infection strains resistant to the antibiotic methicillin. MRSA, which stands for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, is an acronym being used to refer to such so-called "superbug" strains.
Breakthrough detection technologies are already in hand at U of I labs, the university says. Nano-electronic biosensors at the university's Center for Advanced Microelectronics and Biomolecular Research (CAMBR), located in the University of Idaho Research Park, in Post Falls, recently have cut detection time for staph from the industry standard of up to three days down to three hours, researchers claim.
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