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  • Innovative “invisible ink” detects TB

    Professor Bavesh Kana and his team at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), Johannesburg, together with international researchers have pioneered an innovative process to detect TB bacteria by adding a molecule to the bacteria’s own protective layer that illuminates under fluorescent light.   In a paper published in Science Translational Medicine, the team report that Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) specifically can be detected...

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    02 March 2018