Staphylococcus Aureus


  • NIH Scientists Identify New Toxin That May be Key to MRSA Severity
    A research project to identify all the surface proteins of USA300—the most common community-associated strain of the methicillin-resistant form of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)—has resulted in the identification and isolation of a plentiful new toxin that ...More
    July 19, 2010 Posted in News
  • Study Examines, Compares Bacteria in the Nose and Throat
    Scientists have completed the most comprehensive comparative analysis to date of bacterial communities inhabiting the human nose and throat, which could provide new insights into why some individuals become colonized with pathogens while others do not. They release their ...More
    June 21, 2010 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Study Examines ICU Outbreak of Staph Aureus With Resistance to Methicillin and Linezolid
    An outbreak of infection due to linezolid and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LRSA) in 12 intensive care unit patients in Spain was associated with transmission within the hospital and extensive usage of the antibiotic linezolid, often used for the treatment of ...More
    June 8, 2010 Posted in News
  • Risk of Post-Surgical Staph Infection May Depend on Procedure
    Patients may be at greater risk of developing invasive Staphylococcus aureus infections, following cardiothoracic and neurosurgical procedures compared with orthopedic or plastic surgical procedures according to a study published in the July issue of Infection Control and ...More
    June 2, 2010 Posted in News
  • Surprising Infection-Inducing Mechanism Found in Bacteria
    Research appearing in Nature, with the participation of doctors Susana Campoy and Jordi Barbé from the Department of Genetics and Microbiology at UAB, demonstrates that bacteria have a surprising mechanism to transfer virulent genes, causing infections. The research ...More
    May 18, 2010 Posted in News
  • Who is at Risk for MRSA?
    A multi-center study led by a researcher at Rhode Island Hospital has determined that long-term elder care, HIV-infected and hemodialysis patients are at increased risk of carrying methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in their nose. The study also found that ...More
    April 20, 2010 Posted in News
  • 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