Nano levers measure antibiotics in blood

Researchers used nano-sized levers as sensors to rapidly measure the level of antibiotic molecules in blood.

Researcher Professor Matt Cooper said the sensors are a billionth of a metre in size and can detect the bending that occurs in a cell wall when it’s assaulted by antibiotics.

This new method also measures how antibiotic molecules work against bacteria, and could be used to determine the best antibiotic dosages for different individuals and different infections.

Read more at The University of Queensland