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MRSA on the Rise: Infections Have Doubled in 5 Years

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ( MRSA ) has rapidly become the bacteria of the decade. MRSA infections now respond only to very advanced antibiotics that were never meant to be a first-line defense. Usually, the drugs have to be delivered … See all stories on this topic » The Atlantic Continue reading

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Bacteria may help protect military with new vaccines

Michael Daly, a pathology professor at Uniformed University of the Health Sciences, led a team that has created a vaccine for MRSA , a bacteria that can cause infections that are resistant to antibiotics. Courtesy of Michael Daly. YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan … See all stories on this topic » Stars and Stripes Continue reading

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Superbug resistance follows seasonal drug use

Bacteria – including the MRSA superbug -may be more resistant to our most powerful antibiotics after a winter spurt of prescriptions, says a new study. “Antibiotic use tends to go up in the winter months because they are inappropriately prescribed and … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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Nanosphere: The Next Cepheid?

Despite last week's hit, Cepheid (CPHD) has been a stock market darling over the past 4 years, as it has taken advantage of a huge opportunity in the MRSA screening market. MRSA is a “staph” germ that does not get better with the first-line antibiotics … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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Scorpion Venom Heals Drug-Resistant Bacteria Infection

A substance found in scorpion venom could fend off bacterial infections in mice, research suggests, including those caused by the deadly methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ( MRSA ). As bacteria become more and more resistant to antibiotics, … See all stories on this topic » Wired News Continue reading

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