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Staph Infections

  • Combination of Three Antibiotics Can Kill Staph Infections
    Three antibiotics that, individually, are not effective against a drug-resistant staph infection can kill the deadly pathogen when combined as a trio, according to new research. The researchers, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have killed the bug ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Study Points to New Strategies for Stopping Staph
    Staphylococcus aureus is a common inhabitant of the human nose, and people who carry it are at increased risk for dangerous staph infections. However, it may be possible to exclude these unwelcome guests using other more benign bacteria, according to a new study led by ...More
    June 8, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Finds Swine Farming is a Risk Factor for Drug-Resistant Staph Infections
    Swine farmers are more likely to carry multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus than people without current swine exposure, according to a study conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Iowa, Kent State University, and the National Cancer Institute. ...More
    April 30, 2015 Posted in News
  • The Dissemination of Staph Infections in Hospitals
    Wireless sensors recording human interactions explain the transmission of MRSA in hospitals, according to research by Thomas Obadia and colleagues. The study, published this week in PLOS Computational Biology, reveals that close proximity interactions between patients and ...More
    March 19, 2015 Posted in News
  • SLU Scientist Aims to Improve Antibiotics to Treat Staph Infections
    In research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Saint Louis University Mee-Ngan F. Yap, PhD, discovered new information about how antibiotics like azithromycin stop staph infections, and ...More
    January 23, 2015 Posted in News
  • Scientists Discover How Staph Infections Elude the Immune System
    A potentially lethal bacterium protects itself by causing immune tunnel vision, according to a study from scientists at the University of Chicago published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. By tricking the immune system into focusing on one bug-associated factor, the ...More
    October 27, 2014 Posted in News
  • Biochemists Find New Treatment Possibilities for Staph Infections, Inflammatory Diseases
    Two Kansas State University biochemists have discovered a family of proteins that could lead to better treatments for Staphylococcus aureus, a pathogenic bacterium that can cause more than 60,000 potentially life-threatening infections each year.   Brian Geisbrecht, ...More
    September 2, 2014 Posted in News
  • Discovery Yields Master Regulator of Toxin Production in Staph Infections
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have discovered an enzyme that regulates production of the toxins that contribute to potentially life-threatening Staphylococcus aureus infections. The study recently appeared in the scientific journal the Proceedings of the ...More
    August 6, 2014 Posted in News
  • NIH Study Suggests an Alternative Approach to Fighting Drug-Resistant Staph Infections
    Deletion of a protein in white blood cells improves their ability to fight the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and possibly other infections in mice with chronic granulomatous disease (CGD), according to a National Institutes of Health study. CGD, a genetic disorder also ...More
    August 1, 2013 Posted in News
  • Vanderbilt Studies Outline New Model for Staph Bone Infections
    Osteomyelitis, a debilitating bone infection most frequently caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, is particularly challenging to treat. Now, Vanderbilt microbiologist Eric Skaar, PhD, MPH, and colleagues have identified a staph-killing compound that may be an effective ...More
    August 1, 2013 Posted in News
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