Tackling the superbug Clostridium difficile, which currently claims four times as many victims as MRSA, could be made easier thanks to a detection system developed by a team at Queen Mary, University of London. Current tests for the bug, responsible for about 8,000 deaths a year, cost the National Health Service between £8 and £25 a time and are largely ineffective. The new tests created by a team at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry cost just 50p per patient and take less than an hour to develop.
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