Staphylococcus Aureus


  • 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
  • How Superbugs Control Their Lethal Weapons
    A team of researchers at The University of Western Ontario, led by Joaquin  Madrenas of the Robarts Research Institute, has discovered some processes that reduce the lethal effects of toxins from superbugs, allowing humans and microbes to co-evolve. This discovery may ...More
    May 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Technology Promising Against Resistant Staph Infections
    Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of YeshivaUniversity have combined their revolutionary new drug-delivery system with a powerful antimicrobial agent to treat potentially deadly drug-resistant staph infections in a mouse model. The study is published this ...More
    April 30, 2009 Posted in News
  • Breaking the Chain of Infection and Preventing Cross-Contamination
    A plethora of studies in the medical literature has demonstrated that nearly everything in the healthcare setting – from surfaces, to healthcare workers’ hands, to medical equipment and everything in between — can serve as a reservoir and a vector for ...More
  • Tufted Bacteria Cause Infection in Premature Babies
    Bacteria that normally reside on the skin of healthy people can cause serious infections in premature babies. A group of researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now found an explanation for why a certain kind of staphylococcus can attach itself to the skin and quickly ...More
    April 29, 2009 Posted in News
  • Clinical Microbiology and Infection Prevention are Essential Partners
    One crucial yet potentially underused partnership in the battle against healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) is that between the infection preventionist and the clinical microbiology laboratory (CML) professional. Pfaller and Herwaldt (1997) point to the symbiotic ...More
    March 30, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • Tea Tree Oil and Silver Together Make More Effective Antiseptics
    In the fight against infected skin wounds, mixing tea tree oil and silver or putting them in liposomes, (small spheres made from natural lipids), greatly increases their antimicrobial activity and may minimize any side effects.Wan Li Low and colleagues from the University ...More
    March 30, 2009 Posted in News