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Novel technique 'sniffs' C. diff for faster detection

Posted: 02 Sep 2014     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:University of Leicester  Clostridium difficile  volatile organic compound 

[Summary of tips] Researchers at the University of Leicester have developed what they describe as a fast-sensitive "electronic-nose" for sniffing the highly infectious bacteria Clostridium difficile (C. diff) that causes diarrhoea, and temperature and stomach cramps. Using a mass spectrometer, the team has demonstrated that it is possible to ide......
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