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Scientific American

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences, Technology

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Natural Sciences 5

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Quick Test Could Tell If a Patient Needs Antibiotics

January 27th, 2016

Episode 407 of 599 episodes

Antibiotics work against bacterial infections but are often prescribed to people with viral infections, which don't respond to the drugs. But a new gene test could show if a patient's infection is viral or bacterial

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