Staphylococcus Aureus


  • 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
  • Antimicrobial Effectiveness Of Medical-Grade Honey in Topical Wound Care
    According to a recent paper published in the European Journal of Clinical Microbiological Infectious Diseases, a certain kind of honey can be an effective agent in topical wound care, particularly where antibiotic resistance is an issue. The irony is that this most exciting ...More
    July 22, 2009 Posted in News
  • Researchers Map How Staph Infections Alter Immune System
    Infectious disease specialists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have mapped the gene profiles of children with severe Staphylococcus aureus infections, providing crucial insight into how the human immune system is programmed to respond to this pathogen and opening new ...More
    July 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Looking for New Antibiotics
    As the best drugs become increasingly resistant to superbugs, McMasterUniversity researchers have discovered a completely different way of looking for a new antibiotic.In a paper to be published published on May 29 in the journal Chemistry and Biology, with colleagues in ...More
    May 28, 2009 Posted in News