Staphylococcus Aureus


  • CA-MRSA Becoming More Common in Pediatric ICU Patients
    Once considered a hospital anomaly, community-acquired infections with drug-resistant strains of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus now turn up regularly among children hospitalized in the intensive-care unit, according to research from the Johns Hopkins Children’s ...More
    March 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • 3M Launches Skin and Nasal Antiseptic for Preoperative Use
    Addressing the rising concern about surgical site infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), 3M today announced the launch of the 3M™ Skin and Nasal Antiseptic (Povidone-Iodine Solution 5 ...More
    February 10, 2010 Posted in News
  • “Good” Bacteria Keep Immune System Primed to Fight Future Infections
    Scientists have long pondered the seeming contradiction that taking broad-spectrum antibiotics over a long period of time can lead to severe secondary bacterial infections. Now researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine may have figured out why. The ...More
    January 27, 2010 Posted in News
  • Antibiotics Might Team Up to Fight Deadly Staph Infections
    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Israel's Weizman Institute of Science have found that two antibiotics working together might be more effective in fighting pathogenic bacteria than either drug on its own.Individually, lankacidin and lankamycin, two ...More
    January 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • Double Trouble: Bacterial Super-Infection After the Flu
    Current research suggests that the flu may predispose to secondary bacterial infections, which account for a significant proportion of mortality during flu pandemics. The related report by Lee, et al., "A mouse model of lethal synergism between influenza virus and ...More
    January 22, 2010 Posted in News
  • Stopping MRSA Before It Becomes Dangerous is Possible
    Most scientists believe that staph infections are caused by many bacterial cells that signal each other to emit toxins. The signaling process is called quorum sensing because many bacteria must be present to start the process. But the Jeff Brinker research group has ...More
    December 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • Experts Applaud New Task Force on Global Antibiotic Resistance Threat
    Experts on both sides of the Atlantic applaud President Barack Obama and Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, representing the European Union (EU) presidency, for establishing a transatlantic task force to address antibiotic resistance, an urgent and growing problem ...More
    November 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Scientists Discover Mechanism to Make Existing Antibiotics More Effective at Lower Doses
    A new study published in the Sept. 11, 2009 issue of Science by researchers at the NYU School of Medicine reveal a conceptually novel mechanism that plays an important role in making human pathogens like Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus anthracis resistant to numerous ...More
    September 10, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Could Ramoplanin be the Next Vancomycin?
    With the "last resort" antibiotic Vancomycin now plagued by the first signs of bacterial resistance, a scientific collaboration centered at Duke University has identified how a candidate successor antibiotic known as Ramoplanin A2 can kill pathogenic bacteria by ...More
    August 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover Gene Responsible for Staph Severity
    Scientists studying Staphylococcus bacteria, including methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), have discovered a potent staph toxin responsible for disease severity. They also found the gene for the toxin traveling with a genetic component of Staphylococcus that controls ...More
    July 31, 2009 Posted in News