Biomedical technology

Fighting bacterial infections FASTer

A cutting-edge test developed by West Australian scientists could be a game changer for the fight against superbugs.


Video: What are superbugs?

Antibiotics treat bacterial infections, prevent the spread of disease and reduce serious complications of disease. But misusing antibiotics can lead to drug resistance and strains of superbugs.


Study evaluates biomarker to help curb unnecessary antibiotic use

Testing for procalcitonin, a blood biomarker that is increased in people with a bacterial infection, could help physicians more quickly and effectively determine whether patients need antibiotics. Knowing that would ultimately ...

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