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2013-08-13 11:06:33

A strain of bacteria that causes skin and soft tissue infections in humans originally came from cattle, according to a study to be published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The researchers who conducted the genetic analysis of strains of Staphylococcus aureus known as CC97 say these strains developed resistance to methicillin after they crossed over into humans around forty years ago. Today, methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strain CC97...

2013-08-05 10:05:27

A nano-machine cell killer: EPFL researchers decipher the attack strategy of certain bacteria, including the infamous Staphylococcus aureus This is a veritable mechanics of aggression on the nanoscale. Certain bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus, have the ability to deploy tiny darts. This biological weapon kills the host cell by piercing the membrane. Researchers at EPFL have dismantled, piece by piece, this intriguing little machine and found an assembly of proteins that, in...

2013-07-17 23:24:26

Ondine Biomedical Inc. announces that the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), the first hospital to deploy its MRSAid™ Photodisinfection system, was selected as the recipient of the Innovation Award at the 2013 International Consortium for Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC). Endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), ICPIC is a prestigious international conference that brings together more than 1,200 leaders in infection control from 84 countries. Vancouver, British Columbia...

2013-07-16 23:28:29

Unique and immediate test results from environmental surfaces for MRSA. MRSA is responsible for the death of over 20,000 people in the US every year. Rio Vista, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 EnZtek Diagnostics Incorporated, a leading pathogen detection test development company, introduces its 30-minute test for the detection of Methicillin -resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). MRSA, an infection that is primarily contacted in hospitals, is contacted by skin to skin contact between staff and...

Antibiotic Overuse Could Lead To Serious Threat From Superbugs
2013-07-14 06:29:55

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Australia's Office of Chief Scientists released a report on Friday that claims the misuse and overuse of antibiotics could soon send the world back to a nineteenth century era where typical diseases and infections could pose a serious threat. According to the report, many bacterium have become immune to the drugs that are often prescribed to treat those with ear infections, sore throats and more. These claims echo other recent...

2013-07-12 23:34:33

Staph Infection Secrets penned by Hubert Walinski is a new MRSA treatment book that covers effective and safe ways to treat and prevent the spread of MRSA or staph infections. In a full Staph Infection Secrets overview, Tony Nguyen from the site Vkool.com indicates if the book is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Staph Infection Secrets is a new MRSA treatment book that covers effective and natural ways to treat and prevent the spread of MRSA or staph infections, and...

2013-07-03 12:13:09

A new study found drug-resistant bacteria associated with livestock in the noses of industrial livestock workers in North Carolina but not in the noses of antibiotic-free livestock workers. The drug-resistant bacteria examined were Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as "Staph," which include the well-known bug MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). New Staph strains are emerging in people who have close contact with livestock animals and for this reason have been given the...

Disease Can Spread Easily When Passing Basketballs
2013-07-03 08:47:19

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Basketballs and volleyballs can potentially spread dangerous germs between players, according to a new study by UC Irvine. The researchers hope to bring a new awareness to athletes, coaches, trainers and parents about safe sanitation practices for athletes. The research team presented their findings at the American College of Sports Medicine national conference in May, 2013. Known for causing staph infections in athletes,...


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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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