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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.
Wastewater may become key ally in the fight against antibiotic-resistant microorganisms

Wastewater may become key ally in the fight against antibiotic-resistant microorganisms

Methicillin use not to blame for MRSA, say researchers

Methicillin use not to blame for MRSA, say researchers

Healthcare providers rarely perform stethoscope hygiene between patient encounters

Healthcare providers rarely perform stethoscope hygiene between patient encounters

Large-scale genetic study of E. coli illustrates complexity of drug resistant 'superbugs'

Large-scale genetic study of E. coli illustrates complexity of drug resistant 'superbugs'

Research finding could pave way for novel compounds to tackle bacterial resistance

Research finding could pave way for novel compounds to tackle bacterial resistance

Salford scientists may have found simple way for designing new antibiotics

Salford scientists may have found simple way for designing new antibiotics

Novel bandage could help monitor chronic wounds at home

Novel bandage could help monitor chronic wounds at home

Catheter use during hemodialysis linked to increased rates of bloodstream infections

Catheter use during hemodialysis linked to increased rates of bloodstream infections

Antibiotics found to be effective for treating simple skin abscesses in adults and children

Antibiotics found to be effective for treating simple skin abscesses in adults and children

Even perfect hand hygiene practice can spread MRSA in NICU babies

Even perfect hand hygiene practice can spread MRSA in NICU babies

Common, inexpensive antimicrobials can help patients heal from MRSA skin abscesses

Common, inexpensive antimicrobials can help patients heal from MRSA skin abscesses

Physicians use age-old practice to toilet train their infant daughter

Physicians use age-old practice to toilet train their infant daughter

Study finds increasing susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus in U.S. hospital patients

Study finds increasing susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus in U.S. hospital patients

Foster launches Combat antimicrobial master batches for blending with medical device polymers

Foster launches Combat antimicrobial master batches for blending with medical device polymers

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’