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2014-03-19 12:22:44

Clearstream, LLC warns of athletes' increased risk of contracting MRSA due to the bacterium's tendency to target crowded areas with lenient hygiene. Clearstream is advancing antimicrobial technology that actively provides long-term protection without the use of poisons--which no other antimicrobial currently offers. HARRISBURG, N.C., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Outbreaks of MRSA were once confined to healthcare facilities, but now the bacterium is commonly found in sports...

2014-03-18 12:31:11

WOBURN, Mass., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced that it has submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for 510(k) clearance its new mecA XpressFISH(TM) test for the rapid detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from S. aureus positive blood cultures. This assay will provide physicians with a new way to rapidly identify MRSA enabling them to implement appropriate treatment for patients with bloodstream infections....

2014-03-18 08:32:26

Telephus Advances TPH 101 Program Towards Candidate Selection SAN DIEGO, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioAtla, a global biotechnology company focused on the development of differentiated biological therapeutics, and Telephus Medical LLC, a leader in the development of vaccine products to prevent periprosthetic joint infections and accompanying osteomyelitis in orthopedic procedures, today announced that BioAtla has successfully completed a key protein engineering phase of Telephus'...

Five-Second Rule Put To The Test
2014-03-15 07:06:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While skeptics may dismiss it as an excuse for people to not waste a fallen morsel of their favorite foods, new research from the Aston University microbiology professor Anthony Hilton suggests that the so-called “five second rule” might have some scientific merit. According to CNET’s Chris Matyszczyk, Hilton instructed his students to drop toast, pasta, cookies, sticky candies and other types of food on a variety of...

2014-03-13 12:29:08

Findings from large study of hip and knee surgical site infections published in The Journal of Arthroplasty GREENSBORO, N.C., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A large study of infections following knee and hip replacement surgery found that the use of AQUACEL(®) Ag SURGICAL cover dressing reduced post-operative joint infections by 76 percent, which study investigators estimate could save the U.S. healthcare system $375 million annually. Study results were published in The Journal of...

Doctors Issue New Treatment Guidelines For Skin Abscesses Caused By Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
2014-03-13 11:59:37

Rachel Champeau, UCLA It has been more than 10 years since the clinical battle began with community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and doctors are still grappling with how to diagnose, treat and prevent this virulent form of staph infection, which is immune to many antibiotics. As MRSA cases have increased dramatically over the decade, so have the number of skin abscesses — generally pus-filled boils or pimples with discharge — that characterize these...

New Research Could Help Develop Bacteria-resistant Materials
2014-03-04 14:23:46

Dan Krotz, Berkeley Lab The bacterium Staphylococcus Aureus (S. aureus) is a common source of infections that occur after surgeries involving prosthetic joints and artificial heart valves. The grape-shaped microorganism adheres to medical equipment, and if it gets inside the body, it can cause a serious and even life-threatening illness called a Staph infection. The recent discovery of drug-resistant strains of S. aureus makes matters even worse. A Staph infection can’t start unless...

2014-02-21 12:24:15

The Law Firm of Jonathan C. Reiter offers information about the legal rights of those who contract MRSA during a hospital stay. NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Hospitals are required to take steps to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients and visitors. When they fail to do so patient exposure to illness and infection often results. One of the most problematic occurrences faced by many patients in a hospital setting is the risk of contracting MRSA. MRSA is...

2014-02-20 23:26:56

New research focuses on skin bacteria as a major factor in the rapid spread of MRSA. Grime Busters explains how a collegiate hockey venue is having success in battling the germs associated with the disease through the use of a bacteria-killing product. Gaylord, MI (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 The latest research on the MRSA skin disease, published by the American Society for Microbiology, holds important information for everyone who is trying to kill the germs that spread bacteria-related...

2014-02-12 12:30:08

AMSTERDAM, February 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Breakthrough for people with acne, eczema, rosacea and skin irritation Gladskin of The Netherlands has won the prestigious Beauty Astir Award for Best Beauty Discovery of 2013. For 29 years, the Dutch Beauty press, 'BeautypersNL',has awarded the Beauty Astir Awards - an independent press award from a panel of 38 expert judges. Gladskin's revolutionary products have been developed for people with acne, rosacea, eczema and skin...


Latest Staphylococcus aureus Reference Libraries

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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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
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