According to a study published this week in Science Translational Medicine, researchers at California Institute of Technology have developed a new test that identifies antibiotic-resistant bacteria in less than 30 minutes instead of 3 days. This could help reduce the spread of superbug bacteria. The researchers used 54 urine samples from patients with the bacteria Escherichia coli-caused UTIs and compared the results of their test to a standard test that normally takes two days. Their new method was found to be a 95% match to the results of the existing test. Researchers plan to begin running the test on other types of infectious bacteria to see how well it performs. They also hope to tweak the testing procedures to work with blood samples.