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Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs A Growing Global Health Threat
2013-03-11 10:06:06

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Climate change, terrorism and cyber-crime are all issues that are a dire threat to a nation, and now Britain´s top health official says that “superbugs” should be added to that list. The danger posed by the growing number of bacteria resistant to antibiotics is as dangerous to the country as other top threats. Professor Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, warned that routine operations could...

MRSA Infections Soar In Nursing Homes
2013-02-12 11:50:25

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study by researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) has found a high prevalence of various strains of community-assisted methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in nursing homes, highlighting the importance of developing more targeted interventions to help stop the spread of the dangerous bacterial infections. MRSA is a strain of the S. aureus bacteria that became resistant to the normal...

2013-02-11 10:53:15

National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists have identified a promising lead for developing a new type of drug to treat infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium that frequently resists traditional antibiotics. The researchers discovered a system used by S. aureus to transport toxins that are thought to contribute to severe staph infections. These toxins–called phenol-soluble modulins (PSMs)–have gained much attention in recent years, but their multitude and...

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...

Researchers Identify Respiratory Ailments Using Simple Breath Test
2013-01-11 09:12:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists said a simple breath test could diagnose infections in the respiratory system based on a study identifying the chemical ℠fingerprints´ that are given off by certain bacteria that are present in the lungs. Publishing the new findings in today´s issue of the Journal of Breath Research, the researchers said they have successfully distinguished between different types of bacteria, as well as different...


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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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