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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.
Researchers identify genes that make Staphyloccocus bacteria resistant to treatment

Researchers identify genes that make Staphyloccocus bacteria resistant to treatment

Novel lysin therapy shows promise for fighting drug-resistant bacteria

Novel lysin therapy shows promise for fighting drug-resistant bacteria

Insect-borne microbes outperform soil bacteria in stopping certain dangerous antibiotic-resistant pathogens

Insect-borne microbes outperform soil bacteria in stopping certain dangerous antibiotic-resistant pathogens

New findings challenge existing strategies for fighting infectious diseases and germs

New findings challenge existing strategies for fighting infectious diseases and germs

Staphylococcus aureus: Study describes development of resistance to antibiotic for the first time

Staphylococcus aureus: Study describes development of resistance to antibiotic for the first time

Bacteria on the International Space Station are adapting to survive, not to harm

Bacteria on the International Space Station are adapting to survive, not to harm

UC San Diego to conduct first U.S. clinical trial of intravenously administered bacteriophage therapy

UC San Diego to conduct first U.S. clinical trial of intravenously administered bacteriophage therapy

New, more effective method to prevent spread of MRSA infections

New, more effective method to prevent spread of MRSA infections

Multicenter study demonstrates effectiveness, safety of topical antibiotics in NICU babies

Multicenter study demonstrates effectiveness, safety of topical antibiotics in NICU babies

Irish soil contains bacterial strains effective against antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Irish soil contains bacterial strains effective against antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Study uncovers how skin ages, loses fat and immunity

Study uncovers how skin ages, loses fat and immunity

Face masks may offer protection against staph bacteria for hog farm workers and their household members

Face masks may offer protection against staph bacteria for hog farm workers and their household members

Researchers use new methods to optimize treatments for tuberculosis meningitis

Researchers use new methods to optimize treatments for tuberculosis meningitis

Early gut bacterial colonization may reduce risk of developing eczema

Early gut bacterial colonization may reduce risk of developing eczema

Improved infection prevention practices could help halt spread of S. aureus in the operating room

Improved infection prevention practices could help halt spread of S. aureus in the operating room

Breakthrough achieved in decoding multi-resistant pathogens

Breakthrough achieved in decoding multi-resistant pathogens

In-hospital mortality higher among patients with drug-resistant infections

In-hospital mortality higher among patients with drug-resistant infections

Specific bacterial toxins reduce number of cells suppressing immune response

Specific bacterial toxins reduce number of cells suppressing immune response

New approach allows pathogens to be starved by blocking important enzymes

New approach allows pathogens to be starved by blocking important enzymes

Researchers discover how mitochondria deploy a powerful punch against disease-causing bacteria

Researchers discover how mitochondria deploy a powerful punch against disease-causing bacteria