Staphylococcus aureus is a spherical bacterium (coccus) which on microscopic examination appears in pairs, short chains, or bunched, grape-like clusters. These organisms are Gram-positive. Some strains are capable of producing a highly heat-stable protein toxin that causes illness in humans.
Scientists have developed the first “living medicine” to treat antibiotic-resistant bacteria thriving on medical implants’ surfaces.
Researchers at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS (IOCB Prague) and the Technical University of Liberec in collaboration with researchers from the Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, the Department of Burns Medicine of the Third Faculty of Medicine at Charles University (Czech Republic), and P. J. Šafárik University in Košice (Slovakia) have developed a novel antibacterial material combining nonwoven nanotextile and unique compounds with antibacterial properties.
A new Cornell study has found the antimicrobial properties of certain stem cell proteins could offer a potential treatment to reduce infection in skin wounds.
Similar to how a spider traps its prey, the cells of the human immune system cooperate to trap and “eat” bacteria.
Only 21 percent of patients with severe pneumonia caused by SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) have a documented bacterial superinfection at the time of intubation, resulting in potential overuse of antibiotics, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Bacterial infections associated with medical implants place a major burden on healthcare and cause great suffering to patients across the world.
A new study has discovered a novel tactic used by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus to resist the immune response, boosting hopes that a vaccine to prevent lethal MRSA infections is closer than previously thought.
A study released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine offers hope for those suffering from a chronic, difficult to treat condition called non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung infection.
A new research work, published in JCI, has discovered that the endoplasmic reticulum of a neutrophil becomes stressed in the autoimmune disorder lupus.
For almost a century, advances in human healthcare have largely relied on the efficiency through which bacterial diseases can be treated.
Synthetic cannabidiol, commonly called CBD, has been demonstrated to destroy the bacteria that cause meningitis, gonorrhea, and Legionnaires’ disease.
Researchers have leveraged gene-editing advances to obtain a 10 times increase in the development of super-bug targeting formicamycin antibiotics.
A significant class of heterocyclic compounds, called N-Aryl-C-nitroazoles, is used as fungicides and pesticides. But these substances could be harmful to human beings and cause mutations.
In order to adapt to the changing environment, bacteria must quickly transform extracellular information into appropriate intracellular reactions. Two component system (TCS) is the main signal transduction protein in prokaryotic cells to transform environmental stimuli into cellular responses.
Scientists have compiled the first comprehensive review of plant natural products that play a role in antibacterial activity, to serve as a guide in the search for new drugs to combat antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
Dr. Aimee Murray speaks to AZoLifeSciences about her latest research that looks at a way of reducing antibiotic resistance build-up in waterways.
A team led by scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has engineered powerful new antimicrobial molecules from toxic proteins found in wasp venom.
A new independent study demonstrates Porvair Sciences proprietary pipette filter tips have greater than 99% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency even at an increased challenge level.
Allergy is one of the most common diseases in Europe, it is estimated that more than 150 million Europeans suffer from recurring allergies and by 2025 this could have increased to half of the entire European population.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is the most lethal drug-resistant bacteria and is also one of the most common bacterial pathogens.