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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.
Fish slime could be a potential source of antibiotics finds study

Fish slime could be a potential source of antibiotics finds study

Research helps develop new medicines with antibacterial properties

Research helps develop new medicines with antibacterial properties

Children’s ball pits full of pathogenic microbes

Children’s ball pits full of pathogenic microbes

Appropriate doffing of personal protective equipment may reduce healthcare worker contamination

Appropriate doffing of personal protective equipment may reduce healthcare worker contamination

Pollutants appear to weaken immune system and increase pathogen virulence

Pollutants appear to weaken immune system and increase pathogen virulence

New study identifies CD40 molecule as key entry point for dangerous bacteria

New study identifies CD40 molecule as key entry point for dangerous bacteria

Rise of MRSA in hospitals linked to common disinfectant

Rise of MRSA in hospitals linked to common disinfectant

New antibacterial coating for intravascular catheters could help prevent infections

New antibacterial coating for intravascular catheters could help prevent infections

Bacteria-killing glass offers hope to combat deadliest hospital infections

Bacteria-killing glass offers hope to combat deadliest hospital infections

Medicare trims payments to 800 hospitals, citing patient safety incidents

Medicare trims payments to 800 hospitals, citing patient safety incidents

Five facts to know about penicillin allergy

Five facts to know about penicillin allergy

Scientists demonstrate key role of salt in allergic immune reactions

Scientists demonstrate key role of salt in allergic immune reactions

Decolonization protocol after hospital discharge can prevent dangerous infections

Decolonization protocol after hospital discharge can prevent dangerous infections

Study estimates value of investing in antibiotic to reduce repercussion in influenza pandemic

Study estimates value of investing in antibiotic to reduce repercussion in influenza pandemic

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