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Infection detectives use disease 'fingerprints' to track common infections in children

... one of four common infections: flu (influenza A); staph (Staphylococcus aureus); strep (Streptococcus pneu... different set of genes distinguished E. coli from staph infections with 85 percent accuracy. Further investigation demonstrated clear distinction between vi...

Study shows antibiotic-resistant bacteria responsible for increase in muscle infections

...uarter to a third of all people. Usually harmless, staph can cause skin infections such as pimples and boil... physicians to suspect this kind of drug-resistant staph can lead to treatment with the wrong antibiotic. Pyomyositis is an acute bacterial infection of ske...

Biologists probe the machinery of cellular protein factories

...eloped resistance to current drugs. Drug-resistant staph infections, for example, are a serious problem in hospitals. Noller's laboratory achieved breakthroughs in 1999 and 2001, producing the first high-resolution images of the molecular structure of a complete ribosome. Now, his team has made another m...

Purdue creates new low-cost system to detect bacteria

...ogy, from identifying stem cells to drug-resistant staph infections to pathogens on the battlefield." said ...simple." The technique might be used to identify staph infections that are resistant to antibiotics. "This is an extremely dangerous infection, and you w...

Study indicates dramatic rise in antibiotic-resistant community-acquired staph infections

... Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that staph is one of the leading causes of skin infections in... States. Previously, scientists have categorized staph into two main types: antibiotic resistant (MRSA), and methicillin-susceptible Staphyloccus aureus (M...

New antimicrobial compound adheres to skin to promote healing

...gs. "In high-school athletics especially, getting staph infections from scratches is a huge problem. Our bioadhesive can adhere to wet skin, cleanse the wound and promote healing," he said, adding that they're also looking at a non-oily gel formulation for use as a combination cleanser and ointment for ki...

Scientists reveal how disease bacterium survives inside immune system cell

... and in the noses of healthy people. Occasionally, staph can cause infection; most are minor, such as pimples, boils and other skin conditions. However, staph bacteria can also cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, such as bloodstream infections, surg...

Substance protects resilient staph bacteria

...etter ways to prevent the spread of many different staph infections that can be acquired in health care settings." The PGA discoveries came during Dr. Otto's research of how Staphylococcal bacteria biofilms contribute to evading human immune defenses. Biofilms are protective cell-surface structures. Biofi...

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