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Video: WCAX Reports on UVM Researchers Creating Faster Test for Lung Infections

Laurie Leclair, M.D., pulmonologist and associate professor in the College of Medicine, calls the breath test to detect lung infections such as tuberculosis, invented in collaboration with Jane Hill, assistant professor of environmental microbiology and biotechnology in the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, “a very rapid way to understand what kind of bugs are living in someone’s lungs.” WCAX says that once trials are complete the “breath test will mean a faster, easier, non-invasive method of diagnosing disease.” Watch...