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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.
Antibiotics, biocidal cleaning products linked to multidrug resistance in MRSA

Antibiotics, biocidal cleaning products linked to multidrug resistance in MRSA

New study shows how staph cells evade the body's immune system

New study shows how staph cells evade the body's immune system

Eczema patients’ lack of disease knowledge could lead to misinformed treatment choices

Eczema patients’ lack of disease knowledge could lead to misinformed treatment choices

New antibiotic development slowing - warns World Health Organization

New antibiotic development slowing - warns World Health Organization

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria work together to cause infection, research suggests

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria work together to cause infection, research suggests

G:BOX Chemi XX6 imaging system used to analyze how bacteria react to stressors

G:BOX Chemi XX6 imaging system used to analyze how bacteria react to stressors

Nurses' scrubs with antimicrobial properties ineffective at preventing bacterial contamination

Nurses' scrubs with antimicrobial properties ineffective at preventing bacterial contamination

Breast milk protective against bacterial infections

Breast milk protective against bacterial infections

Scientists develop new way of hacking plastics with silver and electricity to prevent bacterial growth

Scientists develop new way of hacking plastics with silver and electricity to prevent bacterial growth

New water safety program streamlines processes to help healthcare providers reduce Legionella risk

New water safety program streamlines processes to help healthcare providers reduce Legionella risk

Robot emits UV light to destroy infection-causing bugs in hard-to-clean places

Robot emits UV light to destroy infection-causing bugs in hard-to-clean places

Vanderbilt scientists find new way to destroy microbial vampires

Vanderbilt scientists find new way to destroy microbial vampires

Study identifies key component that allows deadly bacteria to spread antibiotic resistance

Study identifies key component that allows deadly bacteria to spread antibiotic resistance

New report says completing a course of antibiotics even after symptoms abate is overrated

New report says completing a course of antibiotics even after symptoms abate is overrated

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