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Latest Staphylococcaceae Stories

2013-08-20 17:11:21

Study shows superantigens produced by staph bacteria are required for deadly effects of infective endocarditis and sepsis University of Iowa researchers have discovered what causes the lethal effects of staphylococcal infective endocarditis - a serious bacterial infection of heart valves that kills approximately 20,000 Americans each year. According to the UI study, the culprits are superantigens -- toxins produced in large quantities by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria - which...

2013-08-13 11:06:33

A strain of bacteria that causes skin and soft tissue infections in humans originally came from cattle, according to a study to be published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The researchers who conducted the genetic analysis of strains of Staphylococcus aureus known as CC97 say these strains developed resistance to methicillin after they crossed over into humans around forty years ago. Today, methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strain CC97...

Absorbent Nanofibers Show Promise In Brain Infection Treatment
2013-08-08 05:39:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of scientists, led by Chang Gung University, report a plastic material already used in absorbent surgical sutures and other medical devices shows promise for continuous administration of antibiotics to patients with brain infections. The findings, reported in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, show the use of the material, placed directly on the brain's surface, could reduce the need for weeks of costly hospital stays now required for...

2013-08-05 10:05:27

A nano-machine cell killer: EPFL researchers decipher the attack strategy of certain bacteria, including the infamous Staphylococcus aureus This is a veritable mechanics of aggression on the nanoscale. Certain bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus, have the ability to deploy tiny darts. This biological weapon kills the host cell by piercing the membrane. Researchers at EPFL have dismantled, piece by piece, this intriguing little machine and found an assembly of proteins that, in...

2013-07-17 23:24:26

Ondine Biomedical Inc. announces that the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), the first hospital to deploy its MRSAid™ Photodisinfection system, was selected as the recipient of the Innovation Award at the 2013 International Consortium for Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC). Endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), ICPIC is a prestigious international conference that brings together more than 1,200 leaders in infection control from 84 countries. Vancouver, British Columbia...

2013-07-16 23:28:29

Unique and immediate test results from environmental surfaces for MRSA. MRSA is responsible for the death of over 20,000 people in the US every year. Rio Vista, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 EnZtek Diagnostics Incorporated, a leading pathogen detection test development company, introduces its 30-minute test for the detection of Methicillin -resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). MRSA, an infection that is primarily contacted in hospitals, is contacted by skin to skin contact between staff and...

Antibiotic Overuse Could Lead To Serious Threat From Superbugs
2013-07-14 06:29:55

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Australia's Office of Chief Scientists released a report on Friday that claims the misuse and overuse of antibiotics could soon send the world back to a nineteenth century era where typical diseases and infections could pose a serious threat. According to the report, many bacterium have become immune to the drugs that are often prescribed to treat those with ear infections, sore throats and more. These claims echo other recent...


Latest Staphylococcaceae Reference Libraries

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2011-04-26 20:59:00

Staphylococcus epidermidis is one of thirty-three known species belonging to the genus Staphylococcus. It is part of our skin flora and can also be found in the mucous membranes and in animals. It is the most common species found in laboratory test due to contamination. It is not usually pathogenic; however, patients with a compromised immune system often risk infection. Infections can be both nosocomial and community acquired and are more of a threat to hospital patients. Hospitals carry...

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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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