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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...

2012-11-13 12:13:42

Patient empowerment seen as possible tool to raise hand hygiene behaviors According to a new study published online today, most patients at risk for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) agree that healthcare workers should be reminded to wash their hands, but little more than half would feel comfortable asking their physicians to wash. The study is published in the December issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of...

MRSA Superbug Found In Reused Wastewater
2012-11-06 10:06:59

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most people are already exposed to the common bacterium Staphylococcus aureus as it is typically found on human skin and respiratory tracts. It seeks out opportunities to infect through access points on our body like hair follicles or open sores. A mutated form of this germ, a so-called ℠superbug´ known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), is immune to first-line antibiotics and can cause a dangerous...

Daimer Targets Steam Cleaner For MRSA In Nursing Homes
2012-11-05 11:26:30

PRWEB Nursing homes seek steam cleaners to help prevent and eliminate MRSA. Steam vapor systems with powerful anti-bacterial capabilities and HEPA filtration system are finally here. Woburn, MA (PRWEB) November 05, 2012 Daimer Industries, Inc.®, a world-renowned supplier of America-produced industrial steam cleaner, carpet steam cleaner and vapor steam cleaner machines to well over 200 countries, continues to satisfy innumerable maintenance applications by presenting the...

2012-10-23 14:13:21

Researchers from North Carolina State University have increased the potency of a compound that reactivates antibiotics against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), an antibiotic-resistant form of Staphylococcus that is notoriously difficult to treat. Their improved compound removes the bacteria´s antibiotic resistance and allows the antibiotic to once again become effective at normal dosage levels. NC State chemist Christian Melander had previously proven the...

Hospital Infections Drastically Reduced
2012-10-18 05:12:12

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from various organizations recently gathered for the kick-off of Infectious Disease Week 2012 in San Diego, California. One of the first presentations on display was a study on antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Researchers from the project believe that antimicrobial soap and ointment can help reduce bloodstream infection for patients who are under intensive care. With the results of the study, they could possibly improve...

2012-10-12 14:16:51

As a result of concerns about antibiotic resistance, doctors in the United States are increasingly prescribing newer, more costly and more powerful antibiotics to treat urinary tract infections, one of the most common illnesses in women. New research at Oregon State University suggests that the more powerful medications are used more frequently than necessary, and they recommend that doctors and patients discuss the issues involved with antibiotic therapy — and only use the stronger...


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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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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