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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.
UA researcher focuses on preventing health-care-associated infections

UA researcher focuses on preventing health-care-associated infections

A Lego-like approach to enhance nature's own ability to attack bacteria

A Lego-like approach to enhance nature's own ability to attack bacteria

Nanostructured surfaces can minimize bacterial adhesion

Nanostructured surfaces can minimize bacterial adhesion

Compound in human breast milk inhibits growth of pathogenic bacteria

Compound in human breast milk inhibits growth of pathogenic bacteria

Study shows antibiotic resistance in livestock has almost tripled since 2000

Study shows antibiotic resistance in livestock has almost tripled since 2000

Statin use associated with increased risk of diabetes, skin infections

Statin use associated with increased risk of diabetes, skin infections

New clinical practice guideline published for adults with community acquired pneumonia

New clinical practice guideline published for adults with community acquired pneumonia

New CRISPR-Cas9 variant has potential to increase precision during gene therapy

New CRISPR-Cas9 variant has potential to increase precision during gene therapy

New compound could take on lethal fungal, bacterial infections in immunocompromised people

New compound could take on lethal fungal, bacterial infections in immunocompromised people

Study: Infectious disease specialists can reduce mortality rate in hospitalized patients

Study: Infectious disease specialists can reduce mortality rate in hospitalized patients

Hedgehogs carry mecC-MRSA that causes infection in Danish patients

Hedgehogs carry mecC-MRSA that causes infection in Danish patients

Genetic mutation appears to help people fight off MRSA

Genetic mutation appears to help people fight off MRSA

Inherited genetic tendency appears to protect people from MRSA infections

Inherited genetic tendency appears to protect people from MRSA infections

Antibiotic-impregnated shunt could prevent hydrocephalus infections, save millions

Antibiotic-impregnated shunt could prevent hydrocephalus infections, save millions

Long-term antibiotic use in preemies promotes drug-resistant gut bacteria

Long-term antibiotic use in preemies promotes drug-resistant gut bacteria

Lungs feed deadly bacteria in cystic fibrosis

Lungs feed deadly bacteria in cystic fibrosis

Move to single-patient rooms reduced rates of hospital-acquired infections

Move to single-patient rooms reduced rates of hospital-acquired infections

Scientists find a potent weapon against antibiotic resistance

Scientists find a potent weapon against antibiotic resistance

Powerful weapon discovered to fight antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus aureus

Powerful weapon discovered to fight antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus aureus

Researchers examine how superbug fights last-resort antibiotics

Researchers examine how superbug fights last-resort antibiotics