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Copper Destroys MRSA in Touch Contamination

2016 23 Feb

New research from the University of Southampton shows that copper can destroy MRSA spread by touching and fingertip contamination of surfaces, setting it apart from other antimicrobial surfaces and shedding new light on how it works.   Frequently-touched surfaces in busy areas – such as hospitals – are at high risk of community-acquired and healthcare-associated... Read more

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Bundled Intervention Reduces Surgical Site Infections

2015 03 Jun

A multicentre study published in JAMA shows that implementation of a multifaceted intervention can be effective in reducing surgical site infections (SSIs) caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.   Twenty hospitals in nine U.S. states participated in this study. Loreen A. Herwaldt, MD, of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa... Read more

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High Rates of MRSA Transmission in Nursing Homes

2015 01 Jun

According to a new study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology , healthcare workers often contaminate their gloves and gowns during every day care of nursing home residents with drug resistant   Staphylococcus aureus   or MRSA. Mary-Claire Roghmann, MD, lead author of the study explains that healthcare workers are a major vector... Read more

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UV Light Robot Can Help Stop Spread of Superbugs in Hospital Rooms

2015 20 Apr

According to a new research from the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, a robot can clean a hospital room just as well as a person. The study has been published in the American Journal of Infection Control. The research led by Chetan Jinadatha, M.D, M.P.H, assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine and chief of... Read more

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Chemists Uncover New Class of Antibiotics

2014 12 Mar

According to research findings described in an article entitled "Discovery of a New Class of Non-beta-lactam Inhibitors of Penicillin-Binding Proteins with Gram-Positive Antibacterial Activity", and published in the the Journal of the American Chemical Society, a team of University of Notre Dame researchers have discovered a new class of antibiotics... Read more

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New Treatment Discovery Leads to MRSA Infection Cure

2013 15 Nov

According to a pioneering study recently published in the journal ‘Nature’, the work of University Distinguished Professor of Biology Kim Lewis has led to a promising new approach in the treatment for and elimination of the methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.  This powerful antibiotic-resistant bacterium, dubbed the "superbug",... Read more

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Attacking MRSA With Metals from Antibacterial Clays

2013 20 May

In the race to protect society from infectious microbes, the bugs are outrunning us. The need for new therapeutic agents is acute, given the emergence of novel pathogens as well as old foes bearing heightened antibiotic resistance. Shelley Haydel, a researcher at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute has a new approach to developing effective,... Read more