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Staphylococcus aureus is a spherical bacterium (coccus) which on microscopic examination appears in pairs, short chains, or bunched, grape-like clusters. These organisms are Gram-positive. Some strains are capable of producing a highly heat-stable protein toxin that causes illness in humans.
Yearlong study creates detailed map of microbial colonization in a newly opened hospital

Yearlong study creates detailed map of microbial colonization in a newly opened hospital

Study provides vital clues to counter superbug antibiotic resistance

Study provides vital clues to counter superbug antibiotic resistance

Research networks focus on investigating spread of antimicrobial resistance in humans, animals

Research networks focus on investigating spread of antimicrobial resistance in humans, animals

Children with bloodstream infections less likely to die than adults, study shows

Children with bloodstream infections less likely to die than adults, study shows

Researchers identify new antibiotic resistance gene in bacteria from dairy cows

Researchers identify new antibiotic resistance gene in bacteria from dairy cows

Scientists develop new drug that combats two ‘priority pathogens’

Scientists develop new drug that combats two ‘priority pathogens’

Research finding could set stage for potential development of new antimicrobial drugs

Research finding could set stage for potential development of new antimicrobial drugs

Case Western Reserve and Q2 Pharma partner to develop antivirulence agents that disarm superbugs

Case Western Reserve and Q2 Pharma partner to develop antivirulence agents that disarm superbugs

New class of membrane-busting compounds can combat MRSA skin infections in mice

New class of membrane-busting compounds can combat MRSA skin infections in mice

Decreasing antibiotic use can lead to reductions in spread of deadly bacteria

Decreasing antibiotic use can lead to reductions in spread of deadly bacteria

Innovative ways to target antibiotic resistance in short term

Innovative ways to target antibiotic resistance in short term

Study increases understanding of how air pollution affects human health

Study increases understanding of how air pollution affects human health

Hospital room floors could be overlooked source for dissemination of pathogens, study suggests

Hospital room floors could be overlooked source for dissemination of pathogens, study suggests

Structure of unique amyloid fibrils could lead to discovery of new antibiotics

Structure of unique amyloid fibrils could lead to discovery of new antibiotics

New research offers insights into how differences arise in common illnesses

New research offers insights into how differences arise in common illnesses

UC San Diego researchers suggest transplanting good bacteria to treat patients with atopic dermatitis

UC San Diego researchers suggest transplanting good bacteria to treat patients with atopic dermatitis

Scientists detect antimicrobial protein fragments in Komodo dragon’s blood

Scientists detect antimicrobial protein fragments in Komodo dragon’s blood

Scientists engineer smallest CRISPR-Cas9 system to date

Scientists engineer smallest CRISPR-Cas9 system to date

New class of antibiotics effective in treating children with MRSA skin infections

New class of antibiotics effective in treating children with MRSA skin infections

Natural antibiotic produced by bacteria found on African ant could help fight against MRSA

Natural antibiotic produced by bacteria found on African ant could help fight against MRSA