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MRSA infections

Researchers Hope Deadly MRSA Superbugs Take the Bait

Purdue University researchers are testing whether a light-active version of heme, the molecule responsible for transporting oxygen in blood circulation, may help people infected with...
MRSA Infections

New Research Suggests Your Immune System Can Protect Against MRSA Infections

After years of investigation, researchers at Johns Hopkins, the University of California, Davis, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have discovered...
Supercharged antibiotics

Supercharged Antibiotics Could Turn Tide Against Superbugs

An old drug supercharged by University of Queensland researchers has emerged as a new antibiotic that could destroy some of the world’s most dangerous...
sepsis

Macrophage Nanosponges Could Keep Sepsis in Check

A team of researchers at the University of California San Diego has developed macrophage “nanosponges” that can safely absorb and remove molecules from the...
Antibiotics

Biology and Chemistry Combine to Generate New Antibiotics

With resistance growing to existing antibiotics, there is a vital and urgent need for the discovery and development of new antibiotics that are cost...
Genomic surveillance

Study Shows Routine Genomic Surveillance of MRSA Can Detect Unsuspected Outbreaks

Genomic surveillance has revealed the first complete picture of MRSA spread across the east of England. Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and...
antibiotics

Antibiotics Warranted for Kids with Minor Staph Infections

The overuse of antibiotics has left some doctors questioning whether to give such drugs to children diagnosed with uncomplicated staph infections. Such infections often...
antibiotics

Structure of Newly Discovered Antibiotics Finally Pinned Down

In 2014, a team from Michigan University discovered two molecules, baulamycins A and B, from the coast of Costa Rica that were very active...
Staphylococcus aureus

MRSA Emerged Years Before Methicillin Was Even Discovered

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) emerged long before the introduction of the antibiotic methicillin into clinical practice, according to researchers at the University of...
skin abscesses

New Approach for Staph-related Skin Abscesses Explored

New multicenter research that includes Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) investigators, could change treatment approaches to simple skin abscesses, infections often caused by Staphylococcus...
MRSA treatment

Common Antimicrobials Help Patients Recover from MRSA Abscesses

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics and commonly cause skin infections that can lead to more serious or life-threatening infection...

Tick Protein Helps Antibiotics Combat MRSA Super Bug

A protein derived from ticks enhances the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, according to a Yale-led study. The strategy...
Brazilian peppertree

Brazilian Peppertree Packs Power to Knock out Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

The red berries of the Brazilian peppertree – a weedy, invasive species common in Florida – contain an extract with the power to disarm...
Staphylococcus

Scientists Decipher a Mechanism in Serious

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....
bacteria

UV Light Can Aid Hospitals’ Fight to Wipe Out Drug-Resistant Superbugs

A new tool -- a type of ultraviolet light called UVC -- could aid hospitals in the ongoing battle to keep drug-resistant bacteria from...
MRSA infection

Simple Changes to Antibiotic Treatment of MRSA May Help Beat the...

Microbiologists have identified how MRSA may be more effectively treated by modern-day antibiotics, if old-fashioned penicillin is also used. The team from the University...
MRSA decoys

MRSA Uses Decoys to Evade a Last-resort Antibiotic

The findings, from scientists at Imperial College London, suggest potential new ways of tackling the bacteria, such as interfering with the decoys. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...
antibacterial drug

HKU Chemists Make Rapid Developments in Antibacterial Drug Research

Dr Xuechen Li of HKU Department of Chemistry and his research team, together with his collaborators in University of Central Florida (Dr Yu Yuan),...

New antibiotic discovered in the nose

Scientists all over the world have been on the search for new antibiotics, since existing bacterial pathogens have over time become resistant to our...
Staph bacteria

Distinguishing deadly Staph bacteria from harmless strains

Staphylococcus aureus bacteria are the leading cause of skin, soft tissue and several other types of infections. Staph is also a global public threat due...