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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.
New self-sanitizing antibacterial plaster

New self-sanitizing antibacterial plaster

New bone cement may prevent amputations

New bone cement may prevent amputations

Study finds MRSA in swine and swine workers in the United States

Study finds MRSA in swine and swine workers in the United States

MRSA head and neck infections increase among children

MRSA head and neck infections increase among children

MRSA's weak point visualised by scientists

MRSA's weak point visualised by scientists

New mouse model for peanut allergy

New mouse model for peanut allergy

Discovery of new way for bacteria to transfer toxic genes to unrelated bacterial species

Discovery of new way for bacteria to transfer toxic genes to unrelated bacterial species

MRSA pre-screening effective in reducing otolaryngic surgical infection rates

MRSA pre-screening effective in reducing otolaryngic surgical infection rates

Blocking mechanism found for antibiotic resistance in bacteria

Blocking mechanism found for antibiotic resistance in bacteria

Evolutionary roots of ancient bacteria may open new line of attack on cystic fibrosis

Evolutionary roots of ancient bacteria may open new line of attack on cystic fibrosis

Intralytix awarded U.S. patent for bacteriophage treatment of colonization by pathogenic bacteria

Intralytix awarded U.S. patent for bacteriophage treatment of colonization by pathogenic bacteria

Zinc key to formation of hospital-acquired infections

Zinc key to formation of hospital-acquired infections

Six bad bugs increasingly escaping effects of antibiotics

Six bad bugs increasingly escaping effects of antibiotics

Novel target for therapeutics against Staphylococcus aureus

Novel target for therapeutics against Staphylococcus aureus

FDA issues complete response letter for Ceftobiprole for treatment of complicated skin infections

FDA issues complete response letter for Ceftobiprole for treatment of complicated skin infections

New approach to stopping germs

New approach to stopping germs

Targanta Therapeutics announces posting of briefing documents for review of FDA

Targanta Therapeutics announces posting of briefing documents for review of FDA

Swiss approval for Zevtera in treatment of complicated skin and soft tissue infections

Swiss approval for Zevtera in treatment of complicated skin and soft tissue infections

U.S. 'super bugs' invading several Colombian cities

U.S. 'super bugs' invading several Colombian cities

Superbugs on the rise in Canadian hospitals

Superbugs on the rise in Canadian hospitals

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