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Latest Staphylococcaceae Stories

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,

2013-08-20 17:11:21

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.

2013-08-13 11:06:33

A strain of bacteria that causes skin and soft tissue infections in humans originally came from cattle.

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

A team of scientists, led by Chang Gung University, report a plastic material already used in absorbable surgical sutures and other medical devices shows promise for continuous administration of antibiotics to patients with brain infections.

2013-08-05 10:05:27

This is a veritable mechanics of aggression on the nanoscale.


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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