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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

  • Investigators Find High Rate of Nasal MRSA Carriage Among HCWs
    Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus among hospital personnel is a common cause of hospital acquired infections. Emergence of drug resistant strains especially methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is a serious problem in hospital environment. Therefore, the aim of this ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Scientists Kill MRSA With Tailored Chemistry
    UConn medicinal chemists have developed experimental antibiotics that kill MRSA, a common and often deadly bacteria that causes skin, lung, and heart infections. The success is due to their strategy, which found a weakness and exploited it in a way the bacteria should have ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Skin Protein Packs Powerful Antibacterial Punch
    A key skin protein previously overlooked in studies of staph infection has the ability to quell antibiotic-resistant staph- and strep-based skin infections, according to a study in the Nov. 18, 2016 issue of Science Immunology. ...More
    December 15, 2016 Posted in News
  • Simple Changes to Antibiotic Treatment of MRSA May Help Beat the Bacteria
    Microbiologists have identified how MRSA may be more effectively treated by modern-day antibiotics, if old-fashioned penicillin is also used. The team from the National University of Ireland Galway and the University of Liverpool have shown that, although penicillin does ...More
    November 15, 2016 Posted in News
  • Research on Pigment Production Reveals Achilles' Heel for MRSA
    Research co-led by bioscientists at the University of Kent provides a molecular explanation for how the bacterium behind the super bug MRSA produces a red pigment that is crucial for its rapid growth. ...More
    November 3, 2016 Posted in News
  • Drug-Resistant Staph Bacteria Prevalence Higher in Young Children Living With Hog Workers
    Young children who reside with adults who work on large industrial hog operations in rural North Carolina had a higher prevalence of antibiotic-resistant in their nasal passages than children who live with adults who live in the same community but do not work on such ...More
    October 18, 2016 Posted in News
  • Elimination of MRSA in Nursing Homes Unlikely to be Achieved, Researchers Say
    Residents of nursing homes are commonly colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) but there is a limited understanding of the dynamics and determinants of spread in this setting. To address this gap, Batina, et al. (2016) sought to use ...More
    September 27, 2016 Posted in News
  • MRSA May Be Spreading Through Contaminated Poultry
    A new study offers compelling evidence that a novel form of the dangerous superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can spread to humans through consumption or handling of contaminated poultry. The research, published online today in the journal Clinical ...More
    September 21, 2016 Posted in News
  • Study Explains Why MRSA Kills Influenza Patients
    Researchers have discovered that secondary infection with the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacterium often kills influenza patients because the flu virus alters the antibacterial response of white blood cells, causing them to damage the patients’ ...More
    August 15, 2016 Posted in News
  • Household MRSA Controlled Through Treatment Compliance, Patient Education
    A new study found that following basic hygienic practices and complying with protocols for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) decolonization reduces the time to clearance of the bacteria more quickly than a treatment regimen of antibiotic ointment and ...More
    July 28, 2016 Posted in News
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