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2013-06-20 23:19:50

Hemp Marches Towards Military and Health Care Applications Glenwood Springs, CO (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 Rampant staph infections continue to cost lives unnecessarily. One powerful weapon to fight this scourge is being successfully deployed by China's military: industrial hemp. Staph is spread by direct contact and by touching items that are contaminated such as towels, sheets, privacy curtains, and clothing. As noted by the San Francisco Chronicle, “It is estimated that each year 2...

2013-06-20 13:47:48

Osteomyelitis — a debilitating bone infection most frequently caused by Staphylococcus aureus ("staph") bacteria — is particularly challenging to treat. Now, Vanderbilt microbiologist Eric Skaar, Ph.D., MPH, and colleagues have identified a staph-killing compound that may be an effective treatment for osteomyelitis, and they have developed a new mouse model that will be useful for testing this compound and for generating additional therapeutic strategies. James Cassat, M.D.,...

2013-06-18 23:23:10

Staph Infection Secrets created by Hubert Walinski is a new book that provides people with an effective staph infection treatment and detailed instructions on how to eradicate staph infections without using antibiotics. A full Staph Infection Secrets review on the site Health Review Center indicates if the book is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 Staph Infection Secrets created by Hubert Walinski is a new book that provides people with an effective staph infection treatment,...

MRSA Infection Lowered By Disinfecting All Patients
2013-05-30 13:50:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Treating all intensive care patients with antibacterial soap and disinfecting ointments could help reduce the presence of the antibiotic-resistant superbug, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), in hospital ICU units by more than one-third, according to a new study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. According to NPR´s Rob Stein, the research — which looked at nearly 75,000 patients...

2013-05-20 23:21:15

Two National Football League teams have added the GreensGroomer WorldWide GreenZapr synthetic turf sterilization equipment to their field maintenance regimen. Sherwood, Oregon-based Sports Turf Northwest, an authorized dealer for the GreensGroomer WorldWide line of natural and synthetic turf maintenance equipment, says the NFL organizations chose the GreenZapr for its effective, chemical-free bacteria and virus-fighting technology. SHERWOOD, Oregon, (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Sports Turf...

2013-05-06 23:16:09

Aims to stop bacterial pathogen growth in health care settings. Ridgeland, MS (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 Bert Rubinsky, CEO of Medical Grade Innovations (MGI), is announcing he has been issued a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on fabric with antimicrobial properties. The patent number is 13/207,392. The fabric, “B++” will first be used to create bactericidal incontinent pads, sheets, pillow cases, patient gowns and operating room apparel and sold to medical...

2013-05-02 12:09:49

Using a protein complex found in breast milk, researchers force drug-resistant 'superbugs' including MRSA to respond to antibiotics again A protein complex found in human breast milk can help reverse the antibiotic resistance of bacterial species that cause dangerous pneumonia and staph infections, according to new University at Buffalo research. In petri dish and animal experiments, the protein complex – called Human Alpha-lactalbumin Made Lethal to Tumor Cells (HAMLET) –...


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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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
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