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Possible Treatment For All MRSA Strains 020113
2013-02-01 08:53:26

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study by researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) may be able to help develop treatments that work against all MRSA strains, according to an article recently published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. According to the Mayo Clinic, methicillin-resistant Staphyloccoccus aureus (MRSA) infections can be found in people who stay in hospitals, nursing homes, dialysis centers or other healthcare settings....

2013-01-16 22:22:30

Scientists at the Academy of Finland's Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference Research have developed novel computational methods that have yielded essential knowledge of how hospital-acquired bacteria spread and develop. These new methods, based on randomised algorithms, make it possible to analyse extensive genomic data significantly faster and more efficiently than previously. By applying these results, it is possible to better follow hospital-acquired infections in the future, or...

2013-01-12 05:02:45

Without proper equipment sanitization a CPAP device can house MRSA and cause infection Uxbridge, MA (PRWEB) January 11, 2013 Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) has become a serious health issue. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) MRSA is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics called betalactams. The resistance to treatment is where the danger of MRSA infections lies. Most MRSA infections start as skin infections but...

2013-01-01 10:41:16

Johns Hopkins to begin decontaminating isolation rooms with robotic, vapor-dispersing devices Infection control experts at The Johns Hopkins Hospital have found that a combination of robot-like devices that disperse a bleaching agent into the air and then detoxify the disinfecting chemical are highly effective at killing and preventing the spread of multiple-drug-resistant bacteria, or so-called hospital superbugs. A study report on the use of hydrogen peroxide vaporizers -- first...

2012-12-14 05:03:20

TANCS®-equipped Ladybug Steam Vapor Systems Qualify As Disinfection Devices For The EPA. Lake Forest, IL (PRWEB) December 13, 2012 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com, a leading marketer of vapor steam cleaners with customers in every state in the nation and seven foreign countries, today announced that it intends to actively market the Ladybug Tekno 2350 steam cleaner to schools looking to reduce the risks of surfaces becoming contaminated with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)...

Researchers Put An End To MRSA Superbug After Successful Genome Sequencing
2012-11-14 13:33:55

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a dangerous staph infection often associated with medical procedures in hospitals and doctor´s offices, has had its genome sequenced by UK researchers. The successful mapping of the bacteria has given researchers an upper hand in controlling an infection in a local hospital that has so far been found in 12 babies in the maternity ward there. Using fast genome sequencing...

Latest Staphylococcaceae Reference Libraries

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...

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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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.