Tag: "aureus" at biology news
Drug-Resistant Infection Once Found Only In Hospitals Now Present In Community
... indicate that methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus
(MRSA) infections that are already resistant to ma... identifying childrencolonized with Staphylococcus aureus
that do not have symptoms of illness. Dr. Herold's co-authors include Lilly C. Immergluck, M.D., Me...
Scientists At The Scripps Research Institute And R.W. Johnson Pharmaceuticals Develop New Antibacterial Agents
...ontroland Prevention confirmed that Staphylococcus aureus
had for the first timedefended itself against vancomycin, the last drug reported to kill all of itsstrains. That strain, found in Japan, demonstrated an "intermediate" level ofresistance to the antibiotic, a level higher than previously known for sta...
New Vancomycin Structure May Point To Path For Overcoming Antibiotic Resistance
...-- in fact, the vancomycin-resistantstaphylococcus aureus
may have garnered its capability from another, lessvirulent microbe called enterococcus. Given the fast-paced global spread of theresistant staph -- the first case in the world occurred only in May of lastyear, in Japan -- there is reason to fear the...
Local Approaches To Combating Antibiotic Resistance Are Doomed To Failure
...tal spread of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus
and penicillin resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae with concerns about increasing resistance of Salmonella typhi. Bacteria respect no borders and concerted international action is needed. The authors say that veterinary practice must change, that p...
NYU And Rockefeller Scientists Design Molecules That Stymie A Notorious Bug
...t kill bacteria," he says. Staphylococcus aureus
causes a wide range of illnesses, from relativelyminor skin abscesses to life-threatening toxic shock syndrome and otherillnesses. Antibiotics kill the bacterium, but in recent years the wily bugincreasingly has become resistant to the most commonly ...
Researchers Report Emergence Of Antibiotic Resistance During Vancomycin Therapy
...caused by multiresistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus
(MRSA)that also show partial resistance to vancomy...e emergence of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
strains emphasizesthe importance vancomycin dosing to assure complete eradication of thebacteria", s...
Experimental Staph Vaccine Broadly Protective In Animal Studies
...cts mice against multiplestrains of Staphylococcus aureus
(S. aureus), an increasingly stubborn microbeand t...hony S. Fauci, M.D. "Within the last twoyears, S. aureus
has become increasingly resistant to antibiotics. Mosttroubling is the emergence of strains that ar...
Symposium explores antibiotic-resistant bacteria: sources and strategies
...ctions caused by multiple-resistant staphylococcus aureus
and other harmfulbacteria. In two symposia, cosponsored by the ACS divisions of organicchemistry and medicinal chemistry, leading researchers will examine thestructure of vancomycin--and look at how and where antibiotic-resistant strainsdevelop, and...
ASM statements on FY 2001 federal budget proposal: NIH, CDC, NSF
...ning problem of multidrug resistant Staphylococcus aureus
(MRSA) grows more serious. The capacity of the public health community to respond to these new threats is being challenged. Effective surveillance, prevention and control programs at the federal, state and local levels must be improved to contain ou...
Researchers identify novel penicillin-resistance gene in pneumonia bacteria
...ains of another bacterial pathogen, Staphylococcus aureus
-- the South African pneumococci rebuilt the target proteins of the antibiotic, enzymes called penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs). Working in assembly-line fashion, PBPs play an important role in building the bacterial cell wall, an uninterrupted pr...
Nabi reports successful reduction in S. aureus bacteremias at Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC)
...I clinical trial for StaphVAX (Staphylococcus aureus
conjugate vaccine) at the 40th Interscience Confer... the trial demonstrated a dramatic reduction in S. aureus
bacteremias (blood stream infections) during the first ten months of the study. However, the decreas...
Adding bacteria to wounds
...rats. After a few days, incisions infected with S. aureus
alone were swollen with pus. Those that received R... RC-14 bacteria is a protein, which may prevent S. aureus
from binding to human cells. In future, the protein could be applied directly to an incision, or use...
Ketek (Telithromycin) highly active in vitro against Streptococcus pneumoniae
...pyogenes isolates and 92.9% of mecA-isolates of S. aureus
were susceptible to Ketek. PROTEKT data include is...uenzae, Haemophilus parainfluenzae, Staphylococcus aureus
and Legionella pneumophila have been collected from patients with RTIs such as CAP, AECB, acute otit...
The true return on the dollar: No clean bill of health
.... Five bills were contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus
and Klebsiella pneumoniae, which can cause infections in healthy people. Fifty-nine were contaminated with Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Enterobacter, Pseudomonas, and other types that can pose infection risks in hospitalized or immune-compromised p...
Staph bacteria are prolific gene swappers, researchers show
...bout how easily bacteria can become dangerous. S. aureus
is a common microbe that often causes no illness. ...quired in hospitals. Most people are unknowing S. aureus
carriers, intermittently harboring the bacteria on their skin or in their nose and throat, even in t...
Widespread 'superbug' is expert at acquiring drug-resistance
...own that this persistent lineage of Staphylococcus aureus
is an expert at acquiring resistance to antibiotics. "The capacity of this bacterium to acquire resistance traits against antibiotics is amazing," says Alexander Tomasz, Ph.D., co-author of the paper and head of the Laboratory of Microbiology at Roc...
New model of staph drug resistance implicates unlikely protein
... play no role in drug resistance in Staphylococcus aureus
is, in fact, essential. The new study, which is c...itals are caused by these methicillin-resistant S. aureus
(MRSA) strains. By studying the bacteria's resistance mechanisms at the molecular level, researchers...
Nabi experimental vaccine reduced Staph aureus bloodstream infections by nearly 60 percent
...ind experimental vaccine, Nabi(tm) StaphVAX(tm)(S. aureus
polysaccharide conjugate vaccine), reduced bloodst... (NIH) and at Nabi (Nasdaq: NABI). Staphylococcus aureus
is a major cause of hospital-acquired infections, including bloodstream infections, or bacteremias. ...
Superbug dynasties conquer the globe
...ms these infectious microbes termed Staphylococcus aureus
are not independent criminals working alone. Rath...The secrets of the spectacular success of these S. aureus
lineages may be hidden in their unique genetic background and may ultimately lead to new strategies ...
Nasal antibiotic ointment reduces infection risk after surgery
...ults carry tremendous implications for reducing S. aureus
surgical wound and other hospital-based infections... New England Journal of Medicine. Staphylococcus aureus
is a widely distributed germ that normally resides in the nostrils of an estimated 25 to 30 percent ...
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