Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Speedy antibiotic susceptibility tests for high-priority pathogens

(PLOS) At the core of the antibiotic-resistance crisis is the lack of a rapid and general antibiotic susceptibility test (AST) that can assess the infecting pathogen's sensitivity to antibiotics and inform treatment decisions directly at the point of care. In two new PLOS Biology papers, researchers from the lab of Rustem Ismagilov at the California Institute of Technology have developed two distinct, innovative AST methods for measuring a pathogen's susceptibility to beta-lactams on extremely short time scales.