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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.
UJI researchers develop new light-activated antimicrobial material to combat hospital infections

UJI researchers develop new light-activated antimicrobial material to combat hospital infections

New research paves way for better strategies to diagnose and manage vascular graft infections

New research paves way for better strategies to diagnose and manage vascular graft infections

Archaeologist discovers 800-year-old genomes from bacterial infection in Byzantine skeleton

Archaeologist discovers 800-year-old genomes from bacterial infection in Byzantine skeleton

New study from Veterans Health Administration finds significant decline in MRSA HAI rates

New study from Veterans Health Administration finds significant decline in MRSA HAI rates

Portable detection system can rapidly identify virulent, multi-drug resistant pathogens in remote areas

Portable detection system can rapidly identify virulent, multi-drug resistant pathogens in remote areas

Hog workers carrying livestock-related, drug-resistant bacteria may be developing skin infections

Hog workers carrying livestock-related, drug-resistant bacteria may be developing skin infections

International travellers may spread antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in their home countries, study reveals

International travellers may spread antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in their home countries, study reveals

Researchers engineer new weapon to destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Researchers engineer new weapon to destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Two widely prescribed antibiotics may combat bacteria differently than previously thought

Two widely prescribed antibiotics may combat bacteria differently than previously thought

Self-healing slippery surface coatings for medical devices could help thwart infection

Self-healing slippery surface coatings for medical devices could help thwart infection

Study yields insights into shifts in epidemiology of multi-drug resistant organisms

Study yields insights into shifts in epidemiology of multi-drug resistant organisms

Bad bugs spread from ICU patients to nurses' scrubs, research shows

Bad bugs spread from ICU patients to nurses' scrubs, research shows

CSIC project aims to study new genetic regulatory mechanisms in pathogenic bacteria

CSIC project aims to study new genetic regulatory mechanisms in pathogenic bacteria

Novel nanofiber coating shows potential to prevent bacterial infections of orthopaedic prostheses

Novel nanofiber coating shows potential to prevent bacterial infections of orthopaedic prostheses

Antimicrobial copper touch surfaces may help fight global threat of antibiotic resistance

Antimicrobial copper touch surfaces may help fight global threat of antibiotic resistance

Many children living with hog workers carry antibiotic-resistant S. aureus in nasal passages, study finds

Many children living with hog workers carry antibiotic-resistant S. aureus in nasal passages, study finds

Penn Medicine awarded CDC grant to develop new approaches to combat antibiotic resistance

Penn Medicine awarded CDC grant to develop new approaches to combat antibiotic resistance

UV disinfection device effectively reduces risk of C. difficile infections

UV disinfection device effectively reduces risk of C. difficile infections

New portable adhesive patch drives small electrical current to promote wound healing

New portable adhesive patch drives small electrical current to promote wound healing

Contaminated poultry may be source of human exposure to MRSA, research shows

Contaminated poultry may be source of human exposure to MRSA, research shows