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Here's why maggots could be key to killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs

People often get squeamish at the thought of maggots, but researchers in Britain say the larva often found in decaying matter could hopefully be used to fight off… 373 more words


MRSA: 1.2 percent of hospital stays in California (2013)

In 2013, there were over 3.1 million inpatient stays in California hospitals, according to the California State Inpatient Database – which includes information on patients of all ages.  131 more words

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4 Westford Academy Students Diagnosed With MRSA

WESTFORD (CBS) – Four students at Westford Academy have contracted MRSA, a highly contagious staph infection, including three members of the high school football team. … 186 more words


Reducing risk in sports: How to avoid MRSA (staph) this season

With the start of the wrestling season around the corner, this is a great time to think about how you can stay safe and avoid contracting the serious skin infection known as MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus). 433 more words


Superbug infections: could salt be the solution?

EDMONTON – Doug Olson isn’t a scientist but he invented something in his garage that has the potential to save lives from superbugs.

And it has just one ingredient: salt. 404 more words


Spotlight on Grants: The motility of Staphylococcus aureus

Each year, the Microbiology Society awards a number of grants that enable undergraduates to work on microbiological research projects during the summer vacation. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting a series of articles from students who were awarded… 776 more words


Polymer could defeat hospital superbugs

Engadget reports on a discovery by researchers at The University of Melbourne that may offer a new way to battle superbugs, using
SNAPPs – structurally nanoengineered antimicrobial peptide polymers. 21 more words