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New MRSA superbug found in Brazilian patient

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 11:17

An international research team led by Cesar A. Arias, M.D., Ph.D., at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has identified a new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection in a Brazilian patient.

New class of superbug fighting antibiotics discovered

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 10:02

Researchers have discovered a new class of antibiotics to fight bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other drug-resistant bacteria that threaten public health.

`Nanosponge vaccine` can help fight superbugs

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 18:05

A new study has revealed that nanosponges that soak up a dangerous pore-forming toxin produced by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) could serve as a safe and effective vaccine against this toxin.

Compounds that boost antibiotics` effectiveness against superbugs developed

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 16:53

Researchers have developed compounds which have shown to bolster the ability of antibiotics to treat deadly bacterial diseases such as MRSA and anthrax.

New ground-breaking study promises MRSA infection cure

Last Updated: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 13:04

A team of researchers has developed a new approach to treat and eliminate methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, a potent bacterium who is resistance to antibiotics.

Scientists uncover keys to antibiotic resistance in superbug

Last Updated: Saturday, October 05, 2013, 10:13

A new study has revealed the mechanistic basis for how the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacterium became such a difficult pathogen over the previous 50 years, in which time it spread rapidly across the world.

Cattle may be source of MRSA in humans

Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 17:45

A strain of bacteria that causes skin and soft tissue infections in humans originally came from cattle, a new study claims.

How to stop `killer` hospital superbugs in their tracks

Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013, 12:42

A team of researchers have recommended guidelines that may decrease the infection rate by 71 percent for staph bacteria.

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