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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.
Common bacteria that cause foodborne diseases found to be resistant to antibiotics

Common bacteria that cause foodborne diseases found to be resistant to antibiotics

Neem Biotech granted two funding awards by Welsh Government for work in antimicrobial resistance

Neem Biotech granted two funding awards by Welsh Government for work in antimicrobial resistance

Mice study shows antibiotics are not always necessary to cure sepsis

Mice study shows antibiotics are not always necessary to cure sepsis

Probiotic/antibiotic combination could eradicate drug-resistant bacteria

Probiotic/antibiotic combination could eradicate drug-resistant bacteria

Rapid inactivation of MRSA superbugs using a simple LED array

Rapid inactivation of MRSA superbugs using a simple LED array

Good bacterium in probiotic digestive supplements helps eliminate Staphylococcus aureus

Good bacterium in probiotic digestive supplements helps eliminate Staphylococcus aureus

Simple cleaning procedure reduces MRSA transmission from therapy dogs to children with cancer

Simple cleaning procedure reduces MRSA transmission from therapy dogs to children with cancer

Gram-negative bacteria found to be risk factor for worse outcomes in hospitalized ILD patients

Gram-negative bacteria found to be risk factor for worse outcomes in hospitalized ILD patients

Notes and coins harbor life threatening bacteria, including MRSA and VRE

Notes and coins harbor life threatening bacteria, including MRSA and VRE

Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots help reduce infection rates at Martin Medical Center

Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots help reduce infection rates at Martin Medical Center

Study: Privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for dangerous germs

Study: Privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for dangerous germs

Scientists discover most important target of MRSA bacterial toxin and ways to neutralize it

Scientists discover most important target of MRSA bacterial toxin and ways to neutralize it

Antibiotic resistance in cystic fibrosis linked to decreased microbial diversity and pulmonary function

Antibiotic resistance in cystic fibrosis linked to decreased microbial diversity and pulmonary function

Genomic ‘islands’ evolved from viruses can be converted into ‘anti-bacterial drones’

Genomic ‘islands’ evolved from viruses can be converted into ‘anti-bacterial drones’

New spinout company to tackle drug-resistant infections with novel antibiotics

New spinout company to tackle drug-resistant infections with novel antibiotics

AmpliPhi receives positive feedback from FDA for its AB-PA01 product targeting P.aeruginosa infections

AmpliPhi receives positive feedback from FDA for its AB-PA01 product targeting P.aeruginosa infections

New technology rapidly assesses antibiotics by using bacteria in bear saliva

New technology rapidly assesses antibiotics by using bacteria in bear saliva

Hunterdon Medical Center uses LightStrike robot to quickly zap away pathogens

Hunterdon Medical Center uses LightStrike robot to quickly zap away pathogens

Superbugs emerging from skin bacteria on the increase

Superbugs emerging from skin bacteria on the increase

Newborns require special diagnosis and treatment considerations for C. difficile infection

Newborns require special diagnosis and treatment considerations for C. difficile infection