Researchers use DNA sequencing method to detect blood pathogens

10/14/2011 | BioOptics World

Use of a DNA sequencing method called peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in-situ hybridization in ICU patients with enterococcus or streptococcus bloodstream infections reduced their mortality rate by nearly 50% and cut mortality from yeast infections by 86%, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Arizona. The method also led to reductions in health care costs by about $5 million annually, the researchers said.

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