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Rapid detection of bacterial resistance to antibiotics using AFM cantilevers as nanomechanical sensors

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Nanotechnology, June 2013
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Title
Rapid detection of bacterial resistance to antibiotics using AFM cantilevers as nanomechanical sensors
Published in
Nature Nanotechnology, June 2013
DOI 10.1038/nnano.2013.120
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Authors

G. Longo, L. Alonso-Sarduy, L. Marques Rio, A. Bizzini, A. Trampuz, J. Notz, G. Dietler, S. Kasas

Abstract

The widespread misuse of drugs has increased the number of multiresistant bacteria, and this means that tools that can rapidly detect and characterize bacterial response to antibiotics are much needed in the management of infections. Various techniques, such as the resazurin-reduction assays, the mycobacterial growth indicator tube or polymerase chain reaction-based methods, have been used to investigate bacterial metabolism and its response to drugs. However, many are relatively expensive or unable to distinguish between living and dead bacteria. Here we show that the fluctuations of highly sensitive atomic force microscope cantilevers can be used to detect low concentrations of bacteria, characterize their metabolism and quantitatively screen (within minutes) their response to antibiotics. We applied this methodology to Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus, showing that live bacteria produced larger cantilever fluctuations than bacteria exposed to antibiotics. Our preliminary experiments suggest that the fluctuation is associated with bacterial metabolism.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 4 1%
France 3 <1%
United States 3 <1%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Switzerland 2 <1%
India 2 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Other 4 1%
Unknown 313 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 98 29%
Researcher 66 20%
Student > Master 41 12%
Student > Bachelor 25 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 15 4%
Other 50 15%
Unknown 42 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 64 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 62 18%
Physics and Astronomy 45 13%
Chemistry 24 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 24 7%
Other 53 16%
Unknown 65 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 82. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 August 2022.
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#432,880
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Outputs from Nature Nanotechnology
#429
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#2
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