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Staphylococcus Aureus

  • Transplanting Good Bacteria to Kill Staph
    Healthy human skin is alive with bacteria. In fact, there are more microorganisms living in and on the human body than there are human cells. Most can live on the human skin without harming the host, but in some people bacteria can negatively alter their health, maybe even ...More
    February 22, 2017 Posted in News
  • Salicylic Acid Promotes Nasal Mucosa Colonization
    Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) can colonize the upper respiratory tract of around one quarter of the human population. As an opportunistic bacteria S. aureus usually does not harm its host. If the host is healthy and the bacteria obtain sufficient nutrients, the bacteria ...More
    February 3, 2017 Posted in News
  • Scientists Decipher a Mechanism in Serious Skin Infections
    Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most feared, multi-resistant pathogens. The bacterium often causes life-threatening infections, particularly in people with a weakened immune system. During the last few years, especially aggressive strains of S. aureus have appeared ...More
    January 24, 2017 Posted in News
  • Team Discovers How Bacteria Exploit a Chink in the Body's Armor
    Scientists have discovered how a unique bacterial enzyme can blunt the body's key weapons in its fight against infection. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Newcastle University in the U.K. are investigating how infectious microbes can survive ...More
    January 20, 2017 Posted in News
  • Staph Uses Nitric Oxide Enzyme to Colonize Noses
    Staph bacteria colonize nasal passages through a newly discovered function for a primeval biochemical mechanism. The interior of the nose is a prime dwelling place for some forms of staph. More than one-third of the population has a chronic presence of Staphylococcus aureus ...More
    November 28, 2016 Posted in News
  • Some Hog Workers Developing Drug-Resistant Skin Infections Linked to Livestock-Associated Staph
    New Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests that some workers at industrial hog production facilities are not only carrying livestock-associated, antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their noses, but may also be developing skin infections from ...More
    November 17, 2016 Posted in News
  • Drug-Resistant Staph Bacteria Prevalence Higher in Young Children Living With Hog Workers
    Young children who reside with adults who work on large industrial hog operations in rural North Carolina had a higher prevalence of antibiotic-resistant in their nasal passages than children who live with adults who live in the same community but do not work on such ...More
    October 18, 2016 Posted in News
  • New Findings Detail How Beneficial Bacteria in the Nose Suppress Pathogenic Bacteria
    Staphylococcus aureus is a common colonizer of the human body. Although one-quarter of the U.S. population live with the bacteria and never get sick, having S. aureus present in the nostrils is a risk for infections that range in severity from mild skin to life- threatening ...More
    August 17, 2016 Posted in News
  • Scientists Discover a New Way to Kill Staphylococcus aureus
    Scientists have discovered a new way to attack Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. The team, from Imperial College London, have revealed how the bacteria regulates its salt levels. The bacteria are a common source of food poisoning and are resistant to heat and high salt ...More
    August 16, 2016 Posted in News
  • Green Monkeys Acquired Staphylococcus aureus From Humans
    A sign warns visitors to not feed the monkeys in The Gambia. Courtesy of Mark Pallen   Already it's known that many deadly diseases that afflict humans were originally acquired through contact with animals. However new research from the University of Warwick shows that ...More
    August 1, 2016 Posted in News