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Common Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant

Common Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Originated In Africa

Jim Sliwa, American Society for Microbiology The predominant strain of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infecting people in Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa derived from a single sub-Saharan...

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2014-08-26 08:30:26

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2014-08-13 08:29:35

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria
2014-08-07 02:00:05

The University of Edinburgh Findings about how bacteria cooperate to cause infection may help spot diseases that might jump from animals to people. Bugs that can cooperate best with each other are most likely to be able to jump to new species, including humans, a new study shows. Bacteria interact by releasing molecules to help them adapt to their environment - for example, when killing competing infections in their victim. They coordinate these actions by releasing tiny amounts...

2014-08-05 23:01:34

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2014-08-01 08:26:36

UV disinfection device is game-changer for patients and hospital leaders alike MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare-associated infections like Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections, are putting more than patient lives at risk every single day. They're also poised to take big bites out of hospital budgets across the country - to the tune of millions -...

2014-07-31 23:04:04

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2014-07-22 12:22:56

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2014-07-20 10:13:16

Cheryl Dybas, National Science Foundation (NSF) Researchers discover natural clay deposits with antibacterial properties Superbugs, they're called: Pathogens, or disease-causing microorganisms, resistant to multiple antibiotics. Such antibiotic resistance is now a major public health concern. "This serious threat is no longer a prediction for the future," states a 2014 World Health Organization report, "it's happening right now in every region of the world and has the potential to...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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