From Louis Pasteur to CSI: @UofA – @Oxford Team Releases Major Review on Revolutionary New Medical Microbiological Tech

A team of four physicians, surgeons and scientists from the Universities of Arizona and Oxford, today published a major technical review detailing groundbreaking technologies that are transforming the field of microbiology for clinicians and scientists, alike. “In basement microbiology labs at hospitals, worldwide, a revolution is going on, but it has yet to bubble up to the surface”, noted David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery and Director of the University of Arizona’s Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA). “We are moving slowly away from ‘Louis Pasteur’ style microbiology and into ‘CSI’ – style technology. Metagenomics and community profiling are allowing us to see into the microbiome like never before.” Armstrong went on further to say. “While we currently have no idea whether all of this additional information is going to make a difference to us clinically or yield a paralysis of analysis, the future is exciting nonetheless. We hope this work helps all of us clinicians and clinician scientists understand the lingo and improve our interactions with our friends in the basement.”

David G. Armstrong

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