Congrats to New College faculty members Todd Sandrin (pictured) and Connie Borror, who are among the authors of an article in the journal Letters in Applied Microbiology that moves scientific knowledge forward in the identification of the potentially deadly MRSA bacteria.
MRSA is especially scary because it is antibiotic-resistant and can be found on common objects like gym equipment and even surfaces inside ambulances.
In their study, Sandrin, Borror and their coauthors describe their results indicating how to prepare and test a sample for MRSA that provides the most accurate results. Samples can be tested using a mass spectrometer, a sophisticated piece of equipment in Sandrin’s lab in the CLCC Building.
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