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 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.
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a synthetic peptide that can make multidrug-resistant bacteria sensitive to antibiotics again when used together with traditional antibiotics, offering hope for the prospect of a combination treatment strategy to tackle certain antibiotic-tolerant infections.
Australian researchers have shown how viruses can be used to save lives, developing the potential use of bacteriophages in bandages to treat life-threatening golden staph infections which may not respond to traditional antibiotics.
A team of researchers showed that artificial intelligence (AI) could help predict the type of bacteria that caused the infection in patients with pneumonia.
A research team from the University of Tübingen and the German Center for Infection Research is investigating how pathogens influence the immune response of their host with genetic variation.
Scientists discovered a compound in the leaves of a common shrub, the American beautyberry, that boosts an antibiotic's activity against antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria. Laboratory experiments showed that the plant compound works in combination with oxacillin to knock down the resistance to the drug of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.
The CRISPR gene editing system is a robust tool specifically developed for the targeted editing of genomes. While this tool has considerable therapeutic potential, it is associated with improper editing of “off-target” sites.
The CRISPR/Cas molecular scissors work like a fine surgical instrument and can be used to modify genetic information in plants.
Researchers have discovered that the Brazilian peppertree—an invasive, weedy shrub found in Florida—contains specific compounds that lower the virulence of Staphylococcus bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.
A powerful new insight, linked to recent studies, has provided a new understanding of Glycopeptide antibiotics biosynthesis that allows new GPAs to be made.
In a study that could offer further insights into antimicrobial resistance, researchers from the University of Sheffield have generated the first high-resolution images of the cell wall structure of bacteria.
The Structural Biology Lab at Kazan Federal University and the Institute of Proteins at the Russian Academy of Sciences represent the Russian side for the current study.
The reserve antibiotic daptomycin is one of the last means to fight against harmful bacteria. It is specifically used when traditional drugs fail due to bacteria that are resistant.