BIDMC issued a press release on our manuscript on at-will antimicrobial susceptibility testing performed using a digital dispensing method. "Simple Method Quickly Tests Hard-to-Treat Bacteria’s Susceptibility to Different Antibiotics".
The original article is now available online at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27335151
There has been a lot of attention paid recently to plasmid-borne colistin resistance. The presence of MCR-1 gene has now been examined in large collections of clinical bacterial isolates obtained during the past few years. Perhaps not surprisingly the MCR-1 gene was present at low frequency.
Here is a link to the CNN interview about MCR-1. I also indicated in my discussion with the CNN the need for improved diagnostics, but that did not make it into the article.
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