Thursday, 15 November 2018

The 'wiggle-ometer': the latest weapon in the fight against superbugs

The 'wiggle-ometer': the latest weapon in the fight against superbugs The “wiggle-ometer” might not sound like the most hi-tech piece of kit but it could be the saviour of modern medicine.

Developed by academics from the University of Bristol, led by Dr Massimo Antognozzi, the imaging machine detects minute movements in bacteria, determining whether they’ve been affected by particular antibiotics.

The wiggle-ometer is one of more than 70 projects from around the world in the running for the £8 million Longitude Prize, launched by the government in 2014, in a bid to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The Daily Telegraph

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