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New Technology is First of its Kind in Baltimore; Enhances Patient Safety BALTIMORE, Jan.
Staphylococcus aureus, which is a major bacterial cause of disease, has been found in previously overlooked sites deep within the nose, according to a new study from Stanford University School of Medicine.
Nanosponges that soak up a dangerous pore-forming toxin produced by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) could serve as a safe and effective vaccine against this toxin.
Grime Busters showcases how Amazing! Nok-Out™ proves to be a contender in the fight against pathogens in schools.
Ondine Biomedical is pleased to announce that a second hospital, Abbotsford Hospital in British Columbia Canada, will be implementing its MRSAid Nasal Decolonization System in order to reduce
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...
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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