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Staphylococcus Aureus

  • Household Contacts of Children with Staph Infections Appear to Have High Rate of MRSA Colonization
    Household contacts of children with Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) appeared to have a high rate of methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) colonization compared with the general population, according to a report published in the June issue of ...More
    June 5, 2012 Posted in News
  • Low Levels of Resistant Bacteria Found in Chicago-Area Ambulances
    Treatment areas of ambulances fared well when tested for dangerous bacteria, according to a new study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Infection Control. Approximately 6 percent of sites sampled in Chicago-area ambulances tested positive for ...More
    March 29, 2012 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene
  • Scientists Investigate a Newly Emerging Staph Strain
    Using genome sequencing and household surveillance, National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and their colleagues from Columbia University Medical Center and St. George's University of London have pieced together how a newly emerging type of Staphylococcus aureus ...More
    February 28, 2012 Posted in News
  • Evolution of Staph Superbug Traced Between Humans and Livestock
    A strain of the potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant bacterium known as MRSA has jumped from livestock to humans, according to a new study involving two Northern Arizona University researchers. Paul Keim, Regents’ professor and director of NAU’s Center for Microbial ...More
    February 21, 2012 Posted in News
  • Rainforest Plant Combats Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Strains
    Aggressive infections in hospitals are an increasing health problem worldwide. Now, a young Danish scientist has found a natural substance in a Chilean rainforest plant that effectively supports the effect of traditional treatment with antibiotics. Jes Gitz Holler, from the ...More
    February 20, 2012 Posted in News
  • New Test Uses Mass Spectrometry to Rapidly Detect Staph Infections
    Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed a new laboratory test that can rapidly identify the bacterium responsible for staph infections. This new test takes advantage of unique isotopic ...More
    January 12, 2012 Posted in News
  • Study Finds Livestock-Related Staphylococcus Strain in Childcare Worker
    A new strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria associated with exposure to livestock was recently discovered in one Iowa childcare worker who reported no contact with livestock, according to University of Iowa researchers. The discovery was an unexpected finding in a study ...More
    May 6, 2011 Posted in News
  • Research Shows How Pathogenic Bacteria Hide Inside Host Cells
    A new study into Staphylococcus aureus, the bacterium which is responsible for severe chronic infections worldwide, reveals how bacteria have developed a strategy of hiding within host cells to escape the immune system as well as many antibacterial treatments. The research, ...More
    January 26, 2011 Posted in News
  • Staph Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I
    A new experimental vaccine against Staphylococcus aureus has been shown to be well-tolerated, and to boost antibodies, according to a paper in the December 2010 issue of the journal Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. The vaccine was developed by Merck. In the study, ...More
    January 20, 2011 Posted in News
  • Chemists Document Workings of Key Staph Enzyme and How to Block It
    Researchers have determined the structure and mechanism of an enzyme that performs the crucial first step in the formation of cholesterol and a key virulence factor in staph bacteria. Chemists at the University of Illinois and collaborators in Taiwan studied a type of ...More
    January 19, 2011 Posted in News