Two Hour MRSA And Staph Blood Test Gets FDA 510 (k) Clearance

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) have given clearance for the BD GeneOhm StaphSR assay. It is the first assay available to identify both Staphylococcus aureus (SA) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) rapidly and at the same time from patients with positive blood cultures. This will make it possible for doctors to use the right […]

Increased Risk Of Antibiotic-Resistant E. coli In Poultry Workers

Poultry workers in the United States are 32 times more likely to carry E. coli bacteria resistant to the commonly used antibiotic, gentamicin, than others outside the poultry industry, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. While drug-resistant bacteria, such as E. coli, are common […]

CleanZone Process Eradicates MRSA ”Superbug”

A new, completely natural treatment for the drug-resistant staphylococcus aureus infection (MRSA) has been developed specifically for schools and athletic facilities. Utilizing extremely high levels of activated oxygen, or natural ozone, the 20-hour process developed by CleanZone Systems is able to purify indoor structures with an efficacy rate of better than 99 percent. “The process […]

Decoy Makes Sitting Duck Of Superbugs

A DNA-based therapy could slash the development time of new drugs to combat antibiotic resistant superbugs. Scientists from the John Innes Centre have proven that by taking a short stretch of DNA from a bacterium and delivering it with an existing antibiotic they can switch off antibiotic resistance. Together with technology transfer company PBL, the […]

Scientists Strike Blow In Superbugs Struggle

Scientists from The University of Manchester have pioneered new ways of tweaking the molecular structure of antibiotics – an innovation that could be crucial in the fight against powerful super bugs. The work, led by chemical biologist Dr Jason Micklefield in collaboration with geneticist Professor Colin Smith, is published online and will appear in next […]

NOLabs AB Achieves Break-Through In Fight Against MRSA-Bacteria

NOLabs AB, the Swedish medtech company developing innovative nitric oxide-containing medical devices based on the NitroSense(R) Technology, reported that it has achieved another important milestone in the development of a new line of products for wounds infected by MRSA-bacteria. MRSA stands for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium that is particularly troublesome in hospital-acquired infections […]

UK May Be Unprepared For CA-MRSA Say Researchers

Researchers speaking at a conference in Cardiff, UK, earlier today, 28th November, said that while doctors don’t know if CA-MRSA (community associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is likely to spread as fast in the UK as it has in the US, they are worried about it. The new strains of CA-MRSA appear to stick to […]

Unotron Advises Students, Teachers And Parents To Halt Contamination, Combat MRSA In Classrooms And Academic Settings

Unotron, manufacturers and marketers of the nation’s leading SpillSeal┬« washable keyboards and mice, urge parents and educators to distribute “Ten Steps to Protect Students from MRSA Infections,” a two-page color brochure published by the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID). In brief, easy-to-read segments, the brochure outlines ten important recommendations for sports teams and classroom […]

Fast Way Of Spotting Multidrug Resistant Bacteria Could Help Stop Outbreaks In Hospitals

A type of bacterium widely found on our skin and in the environment has now become a major threat in hospitals where it can cause serious infections, such as pneumonia in severely ill patients. Like the well known bacterium MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) the new types of Acinetobacter baumannii are resistant to nearly all […]

Take Care Health Clinics Ready Flu Shots For National Influenza Vaccination Week From Nov. 26 To Dec. 2

Take Care Health Systems, one of the largest managers of convenient care clinics and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG), today announced its 102 clinics nationwide are fully stocked with flu shots in anticipation of The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Influenza Vaccination Week from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2. […]