St Andrews University-led team’s light and sound breakthrough on Tuberculosis

© SuppliedLiving bacteria are confined by the force of sound in the centre of a small chamber only a 1/0 of a millimetre wide. The surrounding liquid can be changed at will. Light scattering gives a Raman signal (an optical fingerprint) from the bacteria which are seen in the graphs. This data allows scientists to monitor key changes in the bacteria over a long period.
Living bacteria are confined by the force of sound in the centre of a small chamber only a 1/0 of a millimetre wide. The surrounding liquid can be changed at will. Light scattering gives a Raman signal (an optical fingerprint) from the bacteria which are seen in the graphs. This data allows scientists to monitor key changes in the bacteria over a long period.