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2 min ago | Journal Watch

Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Vancomycin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

The vanA gene was acquired by a community-associated MRSA strain that caused bloodstream infection in a patient in Brazil, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine .

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Related Topix: Health

14 hrs ago | Mental Nurse

Antimicrobial Cladding - Where it Can be Used

Recently, technological innovation and use of components has innovative considerably.

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Related Topix: Health, E. Coli

18 hrs ago | RTE.ie

More virulent forms of MRSA circulating

More virulent and antibiotic resistant forms of MRSA are circulating in Irish hospitals and look set to become the dominant strains in the future.

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Related Topix: Health

Mon Apr 14, 2014

EurekAlert!

Penicillin redux: Rearming proven warriors for the 21st century

Conjugates of a beta-lactam antibiotic with the team's metallopolymer had enhanced antimicrobial properties compared with the antibiotic alone.

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Related Topix: Health, University of South Carolina, Chemistry, Science

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Honey & Wound Treatments

The ancients managed bees and used honey as a salve or poultice on wounds and boils to prevent infection and speed healing .

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Medicine, East Greenwich, RI, Health

The Horse

Emergence of MRSA Sequence Type 398 in Horses

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Related Topix: Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Medical News Today

Fighting antibiotic resistance by making bugs vulnerable to polymer/antibiotic combo

In the fight against "superbugs," scientists have discovered a class of agents that can make some of the most notorious strains vulnerable to the same antibiotics that they once handily shrugged off.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

BBC News

NI health care improving says study

The Northern Ireland health minister has welcomed a new report that suggests the health system here has made significant improvements.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

CiteULike

Potential of the Polyvalent Anti-Staphylococcus Bacteriophage K for...

Applied and Environmental Microbiology , Vol. 71, No. 4. , pp. 1836-1842, doi:10.1128/aem.71.4.1836-1842.2005 The increasing prevalence of antibiotic-resistant staphylococci has prompted the need for antibacterial controls other than antibiotics.

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Biology, Science, Health

P&T Community

New Polymera "Antibiotic Combo Targets MRSA

In the continuing fight against "superbugs," scientists at the University of South Carolina have discovered a class of agents that appears to make some of the most notorious strains vulnerable to the same antibiotics that they once shrugged off.

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Related Topix: University of South Carolina

Market Wire

Zenosense, Inc. Enters Into $475,000 Securities Purchase Agreement

Under the terms of the Agreement, Zenosense will make an initial sale of 55,556 shares of common stock at a gross sale price of $25,000.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Health

Forbes.com

Copper Is The New Gold Standard For Saving Lives

It's an old joke, but, unfortunately, it has elements of truth. Hospitals are indeed dangerous places, and the emerging statistics on hospital-acquired infections are more dire than ever.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Business News

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

ITW Professional Brands Offers Facility Maintenance Best Practices for National Public Health Week

In conjunction with National Public Health Week taking place the week of April 7-13, ITW Professional Brands today issued facility maintenance best practices to help protect the health and safety of building employees and guests.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health

PhysOrg Weblog

Genome sequencing of MRSA infection predicts disease severity

This is a highly toxic MRSA strain and less toxic strain cultured on a blood agar plate.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics

EurekAlert!

DNA data could help doctors treat MRSA shows new study

A team of scientists led by the University of Bath has developed a new technique to predict the toxicity of an MRSA infection from its DNA sequence.

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Related Topix: Health, Genetics, Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska, Emory University

EurekAlert!

Promising agents burst through 'superbug' defenses to fight antibiotic resistance

In the fight against "superbugs," scientists have discovered a class of agents that can make some of the most notorious strains vulnerable to the same antibiotics that they once handily shrugged off.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Pascagoula School District substitute teacher Keren Morrell-Kiernan receives national award

A beloved substitute teacher in the Pascagoula School District who "has devoted her life to children" has won the Kelly Educational Staffing National Substitute Teacher of the Year Award.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Health, Vancleave, MS

Examiner.com

Fighting MRSA: New method of hospital disinfection uses UV rays

According to the CDC , two million Americans become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria every year, and 23,000 of them die.

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Related Topix: Health

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Burning Question: Should You Share Earbuds?

Teens love to share music, and that often involves sharing earbuds. Does it also mean sharing germs and disease? One expert, Lisa Sturm, director of Infection Control and Epidemiology at the University of Michigan Health System, offers advice on keeping bacteria from spreading.

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Related Topix: Headphones, Health

ABA Journal

Defense stunned by $2.88M verdict in med-mal case over injection injury and suicide

Dr. Kimber Eubanks says the injection-site injury that Joel Burnette at first complained of, according to family and friends, wasn't reflected in medical records and hence didn't exist.

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Related Topix: Johnson County, KS, Health

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