A new technique may one day allow fast, simple detection of the bacterium that causes TB, as well as a way to monitor whether drugs are working. A molecule made in the lab may change the way tuberculosis is diagnosed in the field. Chemically tweaking a sugar molecule known as trehalose lets it slip inside the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) and glow. The method offers a quick, simple way to detect the pernicious bug, and may help counter TB, a deadly lung infection that’s particularly common in developing countries.
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