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2013-09-23 23:04:13

MRSA is a serious skin infection that is becoming increasingly prevalent, particularly among athletes – from pint-sized wrestlers to professional football players. Vigilant skin hygiene is crucial to preventing skin infections. Medical experts recommend use of an effective cleanser like CLn SportWash or CLn BodyWash products that are non-drying and preserved with sodium hypochlorite. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 In recent months, published reports on August 23 and September...

2013-09-17 23:32:27

UCL is the research partner of Ondine Biomedical Inc., the global leader in developing Photodisinfection (aPDT) based technologies and applications. Ondine is focused on Health Care Associated Infection (HAI) prevention products as well as therapies such as the MRSAid Photodisinfection System. (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Ondine is pleased to announce that Sacha Noimark, Elaine Allan and Ivan Parkin were presented with the ‘Best Poster’ recognition at the EuCheMS Inorganic Chemistry...

2013-09-03 23:28:44

Hospital acquired Superbugs infect over 4600 people each day resulting in nearly 100,000 deaths annually.* Study finds copper surfaces reduced hospital acquired infections by 58%. Longmont, Colorado (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 Infection control in the United States is losing the battle against Superbugs. According to the Center for Disease Control more people are dying annually from hospital acquired infections than breast cancer and automobile accidents combined.* The January 1, 2014...

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...


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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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