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New Contrast Agents Detect Bacterial Infections With High Sensitivity and Specificity
July 18, 2011
Novel contrast agents that sneak into bacteria disguised as glucose food can detect bacterial infections in animals with high sensitivity and specificity. These agents--called maltodextrin-based imaging probes--can also distinguish a bacterial infection from other inflammatory conditions.
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