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New Class of Drugs Kills MRSA in Mice

By Jim Daley | March 28, 2018

Researchers find two new antibiotics that offer promise in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria.  

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Nose Bacterium Inhibits S. aureus Growth

By Kerry Grens | July 27, 2016

A study on microbe versus microbe battles within the human nose yields a new antibiotic.

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Copper Stopper

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016

This research found that coating hospital surfaces with copper helped battle microbes and the infections they spread.

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Nanoscale Defenses

By Edward D. Marks and Steven Smith | May 1, 2016

Coating hospital surfaces, surgical equipment, patient implants, and water-delivery systems with nanoscale patterns and particles could curb the rise of hospital-acquired infections.

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Predicting MRSA Toxicity

By Tracy Vence | April 10, 2014

A comparative genomic study shows that researchers can use genetic signatures to predict the toxicity of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates.

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Overcoming Resistance

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2014

In the face of bacterial threats that can evade modern medicines, researchers are trying every trick in the book to develop new, effective antibiotics.

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MRSA Found in Antibiotic-free Meat

By Hannah Waters | February 2, 2012

Just because meat is labeled “antibiotic-free” doesn’t mean it’s antibiotic-resistant superbug-free.

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