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2013-05-14 23:34:40

Padmore Books author, Ila Monroe, writes a thriller to spark a conversation about deadly infections that occur daily in the medical wards, but go unreported. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Golden Plague, by Ila Monroe, is a work of fiction where the villains are hospital directors and managers of pharmaceutical companies covering up a sinister set of occurrences, and the protagonists, three young adults, trying to stay alive. It depicts a modern day reality which is plaguing public...

2013-05-06 23:16:09

Aims to stop bacterial pathogen growth in health care settings. Ridgeland, MS (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 Bert Rubinsky, CEO of Medical Grade Innovations (MGI), is announcing he has been issued a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on fabric with antimicrobial properties. The patent number is 13/207,392. The fabric, “B++” will first be used to create bactericidal incontinent pads, sheets, pillow cases, patient gowns and operating room apparel and sold to medical...

2013-05-02 12:09:49

Using a protein complex found in breast milk, researchers force drug-resistant 'superbugs' including MRSA to respond to antibiotics again A protein complex found in human breast milk can help reverse the antibiotic resistance of bacterial species that cause dangerous pneumonia and staph infections, according to new University at Buffalo research. In petri dish and animal experiments, the protein complex – called Human Alpha-lactalbumin Made Lethal to Tumor Cells (HAMLET) –...

2013-04-16 23:04:46

Significant Mortality and Billions in Costs From Patient Infections Contracted by Improper Employee Hand Hygiene at U.S. Hospitals WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) April 16, 2013 IntelligentM today announced it has contracted with multiple hospitals for the use of its unique IntelligentM Smartband System, which combats improper hand hygiene that results in tens of thousands of annual deaths and billions of dollars in unnecessary costs to the U.S. hospital system. The current hand hygiene compliance...

Nanosponges Soak Up Toxins Released By Venom And Bacterial Infections
2013-04-15 10:52:43

University of California - San Diego [ Watch The Video ] Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have invented a "nanosponge" capable of safely removing a broad class of dangerous toxins from the bloodstream — including toxins produced by MRSA, E. coli, poisonous snakes and bees. These nanosponges, which thus far have been studied in mice, can neutralize "pore-forming toxins," which destroy cells by poking holes in their cell membranes. Unlike other anti-toxin...

2013-04-11 13:06:33

A new broad range antibiotic, developed jointly by scientists at The Rockefeller University and Astex Pharmaceuticals, has been found to kill a wide range of bacteria, including drug-resistant Staphylococcus (MRSA) bacteria that do not respond to traditional drugs, in mice. The antibiotic, Epimerox, targets weaknesses in bacteria that have long been exploited by viruses that attack them, known as phage, and has even been shown to protect animals from fatal infection by Bacillus anthracis, the...


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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