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Staph Bacteria Can Hide Deep Within Your Nose
2013-12-12 05:20:36

Staphylococcus aureus, which is a major bacterial cause of disease, has been found in previously overlooked sites deep within the nose, according to a new study from Stanford University School of Medicine.

Nanosponge Could Serve As Vaccine Against MRSA Toxins
2013-12-02 06:21:04

Nanosponges that soak up a dangerous pore-forming toxin produced by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) could serve as a safe and effective vaccine against this toxin.

2013-11-26 23:28:01

Grime Busters showcases how Amazing! Nok-Out™ proves to be a contender in the fight against pathogens in schools.

2013-11-25 14:27:55

When golden staph enters our skin it can identify the key immune cells and 'nuke' our body's immune response.

2013-11-21 23:30:18

Ondine Biomedical is pleased to announce that a second hospital, Abbotsford Hospital in British Columbia Canada, will be implementing its MRSAid Nasal Decolonization System in order to reduce

Our Immune System May Actually Help Staph Bacteria Thrive: Study
2013-11-21 07:48:52

A new study has found that Staphylococcus aureus, one of the many bacteria in our system that can cause a Staph infection, may be able to turn our immune system against us, causing more harm than good.

New Treatment May End Dangerous MRSA Superbug Infections
2013-11-15 10:44:19

One of the most significant health threats people face today is antibiotic resistant bacteria. A new study by Professor of Biology Kim Lewis presents a groundbreaking method for treating and eliminating the deadly bacterium methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA.


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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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