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Staphylococcus Aureus

  • New Technique Could Prevent Dangerous Biofilms on Catheters
    Biofilms frequently coat the surfaces of catheters, and of various medical implants and prostheses, where they can cause life-threatening infections. New research at the Sahlgrenska Academy show that coating implants with a certain "activator" can prevent Staphylococcus ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Find Cells That Modulate the Virulence of Toxin Produced by Staphylococcus aureus
    Staphylococcus aureus is both a transient skin colonizer and a formidable human pathogen, ranking amongst the leading causes of skin and soft tissue infections, as well as severe pneumonia. Scientists attempt to work out new strategies to fight against this pathogen, of ...More
    October 21, 2015 Posted in News
  • Research Shows Non-Resistant Staph Infections Just as Deadly for Newborns as Drug-Resistant Strains
    Drug-resistant bacteria have dominated news headlines and the attention of public health experts, but a study by experts at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and the Duke Clinical Research Institute shows that nonresistant bacterial infections occur far more often ...More
    October 19, 2015 Posted in News
  • Combination of Three Antibiotics Can Kill Staph Infections
    Three antibiotics that, individually, are not effective against a drug-resistant staph infection can kill the deadly pathogen when combined as a trio, according to new research. The researchers, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have killed the bug ...More
    September 14, 2015 Posted in News
  • Humans Carry More Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Than Animals
    Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a concern for the health and well-being of both humans and farm animals. One of the most common and costly diseases faced by the dairy industry is bovine mastitis, a potentially fatal bacterial inflammation of the mammary gland (IMI). ...More
    August 24, 2015 Posted in News
  • Chestnut Leaves Yield Extract That Disarms Staph Bacteria
    Leaves of the European chestnut tree contain ingredients with the power to disarm dangerous staph bacteria without boosting its drug resistance, scientists have found. PLOS ONE is publishing the study of a chestnut leaf extract, rich in ursene and oleanene derivatives, that ...More
    August 21, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Points to New Strategies for Stopping Staph
    Staphylococcus aureus is a common inhabitant of the human nose, and people who carry it are at increased risk for dangerous staph infections. However, it may be possible to exclude these unwelcome guests using other more benign bacteria, according to a new study led by ...More
    June 8, 2015 Posted in News
  • Dartmouth Investigators Develop Antibacterial Enzymes to Combat Drug-Resistant Bacterial Pathogens
    By engineering antibacterial enzymes, Dartmouth investigators led by Karl Griswold, PhD are using novel strategies to target the prevalent drug-resistant bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. Recent papers in FEMS Microbiology Letters and Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology ...More
    April 3, 2015 Posted in News
  • ICT News Desk: Studying Staph
    Staph aureus and MRSA continue to be among the most common pathogens that overwhelm the immune system, causing serious skin, soft tissue and life-threatening bloodborne infections. Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center will lead a consortium of five institutions on a ...More
    October 30, 2014 Posted in Videos
  • Staph 'Gangs' Share Nutrients During Infection
    Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can share resources to cause chronic infections, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. Like the individual members of a gang who might be relatively harmless alone, they turn deadly when they get together with their ...More
    October 20, 2014 Posted in News
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