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2014-05-14 23:03:40

Transparency Market Research Report Added "Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Drugs Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2012 - 2018" to its database. Browse Full Report:- http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/mrsa-drugs-market.html Albany, NY (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are caused due to Staphylococcus aureus bacterium that infect different parts of the body. These...

Nanosponge Disguise Fights Superbug Infections
2014-04-28 03:12:11

[ Watch The Video: Nanosponge Decoy Fights Superbug Infections ] National Science Foundation A good disguise enables the nanosponge to soak up toxins from drug-resistant infections or poisons Our first instinct with infection in the body is often to find it and get rid of it! But, engineer Liangfang Zhang had another idea. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Zhang and his team at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), have created a nanosponge to...

2012-07-04 23:02:49

In analysis that included more than 9 million Department of Defense nonactive and active duty personnel, the rates of both community-onset and hospital-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia decreased from 2005 to 2010, while the proportion of community-onset skin and soft tissue infections due to MRSA has more recently declined, according to a study in the July 4 issue of JAMA. "The magnitude of invasive MRSA infections as well as the emergence of...

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2010-04-20 12:50:27

New study identifies, quantifies and characterizes its prevalence A multi-center study led by a researcher at Rhode Island Hospital has determined that long-term elder care, HIV-infected and hemodialysis patients are at increased risk of carrying methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in their nose. The study also found that patients have vastly different quantities of MRSA in their noses, a potential indicator for their risk of developing an infection after surgery. The study...

2009-05-26 08:17:06

With the H1N1 "swine flu" still spreading around the world, people are understandably concerned not only about the disease itself, but about the future implications. Emory University researchers believe there is cause for concern. In a report on community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA), they note pneumonia caused by the infection typically occurs following an influenza-like illness. Other aspects of the disease are troubling as well. For example, statistics...

2009-03-18 08:23:58

USA300"”the major epidemic strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) causing severe infections in the United States during the past decade"”inherits its destructiveness directly from a forefather strain of the bacterium called USA500 rather than randomly acquiring harmful genes from other MRSA strains. This finding comes from a new study led by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of...

2008-12-24 09:02:01

Researchers at The University of Texas School of Public Health recently described studies that support the link between the severity of community-acquired antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA MRSA) infections and the Panton Valentine leukocidin (PVL).The Panton Valentine leukocidin is made up of two components - LukF-PV and LukS-PV - and is typically produced by community-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus (CA MRSA). In the United States this strain is the most common CA MRSA...

2008-09-10 12:00:51

Nabi Biopharmaceuticals has announced that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health, has entered into collaboration with Nabi to advance the company's PentaStaph vaccine candidate for the prevention and treatment of Staphylococcus aureus infections in the community and hospital settings. The focus of the collaboration is to conduct preclinical toxicology evaluations of two new S aureus antigens as components of the multivalent...

2008-09-09 09:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 9, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nabi Biopharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:NABI) announced today that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health, has entered into a collaboration with Nabi to advance the Company's promising PentaStaph(tm) vaccine candidate for the prevention and treatment of S. aureus infections in the community and hospital settings. The focus of the collaboration is to conduct pre-clinical toxicology...

2008-08-13 18:00:12

By N, Jung C, Lehmann; M, Hellmann; H, Seifert; M, Valter M; M, Hallek; G, Fatkenheuer; M, Kochanek Abstract BACKGROUND: Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL)-producing Staphylococcus aureus is emerging as a serious problem worldwide. There has been an increase in the incidence of necrotizing lung infections in otherwise healthy young people with a very high mortality associated with these strains. Sporadic severe infectious complications after incision of bartholin's abcesses have been...


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