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Web Date: February 3, 2014

Diagnosing Tuberculosis With A Nanotrap

Medical Diagnostics: Researchers couple nanopore technology with mass spectrometry to identify a peptide marker for infectious tuberculosis
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Life Sciences
News Channels: Analytical SCENE, Biological SCENE, Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: tuberculosis, mass spectrometry, CFP-10, nanopore

The key to preventing the spread of tuberculosis—the second biggest killer among infectious diseases—is to rapidly identify people who are contagious and then keep them under quarantine. Yet current diagnostic methods are slow or unreliable. Now, by combining a nanoscale filter and mass spectrometry, researchers have developed a relatively speedy approach that could diagnose infectious cases of tuberculosis (Anal. Chem. 2014, DOI: . . .

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