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UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA

r immune systems. More research, including the study supported by this NIH contract, will address the impact of MRSA resistance to various off-patent antibiotics.

Its important to find an optimal treatment in order to stop progression of serious infection or prevent recurrence, said Moran, clinical professor of medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine and in the department of emergency medicine and the division of infectious diseases at Olive ViewUCLA.

Researchers note that this NIH contract is unique, since it will fund the investigation of off-patent antibiotics that would not typically be evaluated through pharmaceutical industrysupported research.

Community-associated MRSA most often manifests itself on the skin as a boil or pimple that can be swollen, red and painful and can have discharge. Most MRSA cases are mild, and having the infection drained and keeping it clean generally resolves the problem. But when antibiotics are needed, it is important to prescribe an effective medication.


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