Detecting Bacterial Infection in Real Time

Detecting Bacterial Infection in Real Time

Accurately detecting the presence of live bacterial infections—and distinguishing it from inflammation caused by other sources—is a hard problem in medical imaging. Researchers at UCSF think PET imaging using labeled D-methionine—an isomer of a widely-used imaging molecule—could solve this by getting bacteria to integrate the PET radioisotope into their own cell walls.

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Image of D-methionine crystal via Pzolotarev/Wikimedia Commons

Blunting CRISPR's Scissors

Blunting CRISPR's Scissors

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