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Staphylococcus Aureus

  • Humans Carry More Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Than Animals
    Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a concern for the health and well-being of both humans and farm animals. One of the most common and costly diseases faced by the dairy industry is bovine mastitis, a potentially fatal bacterial inflammation of the mammary gland (IMI). ...More
    August 24, 2015 Posted in News
  • Chestnut Leaves Yield Extract That Disarms Staph Bacteria
    Leaves of the European chestnut tree contain ingredients with the power to disarm dangerous staph bacteria without boosting its drug resistance, scientists have found. PLOS ONE is publishing the study of a chestnut leaf extract, rich in ursene and oleanene derivatives, that ...More
    August 21, 2015 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
  • Dartmouth Investigators Develop Antibacterial Enzymes to Combat Drug-Resistant Bacterial Pathogens
    By engineering antibacterial enzymes, Dartmouth investigators led by Karl Griswold, PhD are using novel strategies to target the prevalent drug-resistant bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. Recent papers in FEMS Microbiology Letters and Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology ...More
    April 3, 2015 Posted in News
  • ICT News Desk: Studying Staph
    Staph aureus and MRSA continue to be among the most common pathogens that overwhelm the immune system, causing serious skin, soft tissue and life-threatening bloodborne infections. Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center will lead a consortium of five institutions on a ...More
    October 30, 2014 Posted in Videos
  • Staph 'Gangs' Share Nutrients During Infection
    Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can share resources to cause chronic infections, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. Like the individual members of a gang who might be relatively harmless alone, they turn deadly when they get together with their ...More
    October 20, 2014 Posted in News
  • Hog Workers Carry Drug-Resistant Bacteria Even After They Leave the Farm
    A new study suggests that nearly half of workers who care for animals in large industrial hog farming operations may be carrying home livestock-associated bacteria in their noses, and that this potentially harmful bacteria remains with them up to four days after exposure. ...More
    September 9, 2014 Posted in News
  • Researchers Pinpoint Most Common Causes of Dangerous Eye Infection Post Surgery and Trauma
    The most common cause of endophthalmitis, a potentially blinding condition that can occur after eye trauma, eye surgery, and eye injections, are the well-known Staphylococci and Streptococci bacterial strains, according to a study published in the August issue of ...More
    August 21, 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
  • Methicillin-Susceptible Strains are of Concern in Neonatal Care Settings
    In the context of a methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) outbreak, Romano-Bertrand, et al. (2014) aimed to improve knowledge of S. aureus (SA) epidemiology in the neonatal care center (NCC) of a tertiary-care teaching hospital. The researchers performed a ...More
    July 3, 2014 Posted in News