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2009-07-31 14:04:44

Scientists studying Staphylococcus bacteria, including methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), have discovered a potent staph toxin responsible for disease severity. They also found the gene for the toxin traveling with a genetic component of Staphylococcus that controls resistance to antibiotics. The study, now online in PLoS Pathogens, shows for the first time that genetic factors that affect Staphylococcus virulence and drug resistance can be transferred from one strain to another in one...

2009-07-14 08:48:11

Infectious disease specialists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have mapped the gene profiles of children with severe Staphylococcus aureus infections, providing crucial insight into how the human immune system is programmed to respond to this pathogen and opening new doors for improved therapeutic interventions.In recent years, much research has focused on understanding precisely what the bacterium S aureus does within the host to disrupt the immune system. Despite considerable advances,...

2009-01-26 07:00:00

Novel Fluoroquinolone Demonstrates Safety and Efficacy in Treatment of Skin Infections NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Rib-X" or the "Company"), a development-stage company focused on the discovery and development of novel antibiotics for the treatment of antibiotic-resistant infections, today announced positive final results from a Phase 2 clinical trial of its novel fluoroquinolone antibiotic, delafloxacin (RX-3341), in the treatment of complicated...

2009-01-20 10:16:35

There is a nationwide increase in the prevalence of pediatric methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus head and neck infections, U.S. researchers said. The study, published in the Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, shows from January 2001 to December 2006 there was a 16.3 percent increase in the percentage of resistance for all pediatric head and neck S. aureus infections. Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta studied data...

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2009-01-07 08:44:38

Scientists have discovered a new way for bacteria to transfer toxic genes to unrelated bacterial species, a finding that raises the unsettling possibility that bacterial swapping of toxins and other disease-aiding factors may be more common than previously imagined. In a laboratory experiment, the scientists from NYU School of Medicine discovered that Staphylococcus aureus, a notorious bacterium that causes toxic shock syndrome and many other types of infections and is the scourge of...

2008-10-27 09:00:41

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forest Laboratories, Inc. presented a detailed analysis of CANVAS I, a globally conducted, multi-center, Phase III clinical trial, at the 48th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy / Infectious Diseases Society of America 46th Annual Meeting (ICAAC / IDSA) in Washington, DC. The results of this 702 patient study demonstrated that ceftaroline monotherapy achieved its primary endpoint of non-inferiority...

2008-10-26 12:00:21

Targanta Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: TARG) today announced that data describing oritavancin's multiple mechanisms of action and its concentration-dependent bactericidal activity will be delivered at the combined annual meetings of the 48th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) and the 46th Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), taking place in Washington, DC, October 25-28, 2008. These presentations address the mechanisms that enable oritavancin...

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...

2008-08-28 09:01:23

VIENNA, Austria, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Intercell AG (VSE: ICLL) today announced that its collaborator Merck & Co., Inc. has initiated a Phase II clinical trial of V710, an investigational vaccine for the prevention of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) infections. This randomized double blind, placebo controlled study aims to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of the vaccine candidate in patients with end-stage kidney disease on hemodialysis. This trial start follows the initiation...

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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2011-04-26 20:20:41

Staphylococcus aureus is a facultative anaerobic gram-positive coccus, and is the most common cause of staph infections. It is commonly part of the skin flora found in the nose and on skin. Around 20% of the human population is long-term carriers. It gets its golden color due to its carotenoid pigment staphyloxanthin. The pigment acts as a virulence factor with an antioxidant action that allows the microbe to evade death by reactive oxygen species used by the host immune system. Staphylococci...

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