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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.
Injectable hydrogel offers double punch against bone infections

Injectable hydrogel offers double punch against bone infections

Natural antibiotic made by Tübingen researchers interacts with human defense mechanisms

Natural antibiotic made by Tübingen researchers interacts with human defense mechanisms

Assessing antimicrobial properties of silver and copper nanoparticles

Assessing antimicrobial properties of silver and copper nanoparticles

New study finds almost 400 established medical practices that don’t work

New study finds almost 400 established medical practices that don’t work

Scorpion venom contains compounds that could help fight Staph and tuberculosis bacteria

Scorpion venom contains compounds that could help fight Staph and tuberculosis bacteria

Researchers investigate how antibiotic produced by the microbiome kills bacteria

Researchers investigate how antibiotic produced by the microbiome kills bacteria

Young eczema sufferers infected with common skin bacterium are at higher risk of food allergy

Young eczema sufferers infected with common skin bacterium are at higher risk of food allergy

Manuka honey could be useful in treating cystic fibrosis lung infection

Manuka honey could be useful in treating cystic fibrosis lung infection

Brazilian researchers reveal bactericidal action mechanism of violacein

Brazilian researchers reveal bactericidal action mechanism of violacein

Germ-zapping robot helps curb the spread of infectious diseases

Germ-zapping robot helps curb the spread of infectious diseases

Key research takeaways from ECCMID 2019

Key research takeaways from ECCMID 2019

Specific strains of Staphylococcus aureus linked to wounds that do not heal

Specific strains of Staphylococcus aureus linked to wounds that do not heal

Extracts of ginkgo seeds show antibacterial activity on pathogens that cause skin infections

Extracts of ginkgo seeds show antibacterial activity on pathogens that cause skin infections

Effective hand hygiene key to reducing hospital-based infections

Effective hand hygiene key to reducing hospital-based infections

New research identifies novel link between antibiotic resistance and climate change

New research identifies novel link between antibiotic resistance and climate change

Study finds ‘superbug’ in hands or nostrils of patients staying in the hospital

Study finds ‘superbug’ in hands or nostrils of patients staying in the hospital

National Australian Hand Hygiene Initiative reduces risks of healthcare-associated S. aureus infections

National Australian Hand Hygiene Initiative reduces risks of healthcare-associated S. aureus infections

How to fight ‘scary’ superbugs? Cooperation — and a special soap

How to fight ‘scary’ superbugs? Cooperation — and a special soap

New intradermal experimental model developed to study S. aureus infections

New intradermal experimental model developed to study S. aureus infections

MUSC study provides evidence for link between 'leaky gut' and autoantibody production in HIV-positive patients

MUSC study provides evidence for link between 'leaky gut' and autoantibody production in HIV-positive patients