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2014-05-05 23:02:22

Pediatric patients with recurrent MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) can find the help they seek at UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s new clinic. Sacramento,

Possible Treatment For All MRSA Strains 020113
2013-02-01 08:53:26

A new study may be able to help develop treatments that work against all MRSA strains, according to an article recently published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe.

Toxin Could Help Immune System Beat Superbugs
2011-10-14 12:19:34

Researchers said on Thursday that they have discovered a toxin that could help a body's immune system beat superbugs.

2009-10-28 08:00:00

DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- bioMerieux - a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics - today announced the U.S. launch of chromID MRSA, a simple and cost-effective solution in the struggle against MRSA.

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.

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.

2009-01-29 16:00:24

Inadequate hygiene among high school athletes increases their risk of contracting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, U.S. health officials said.

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...

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.