Best defense against MRSA at home: Wash your hands

Drug-resistant MRSA easily spreads at home but the best protection is pretty simple: Wash your hands.

Kristina Sauerwein-Washington University | Dec. 2, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine childrens-health families infections mrsa pets

Some people have better genetic protection from MRSA

One gene mutation seems to make it much more likely that people will fight off MRSA infections, which could lead to new treatments.

Sarah Avery-Duke | Sept. 17, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antibiotics genes immune-systems infections mrsa

Polymer kills 99.9% of MRSA in just 5 minutes

A new self-sterilizing polymer could be a forceful weapon against a range of viruses and drug-resistant bacteria, including MRSA, flu, and rabies.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Sept. 13, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bacteria drug-resistance materials-science mrsa polymers

‘Fishing’ shows how staph bacteria talk to each other

Greater knowledge of how staphylococci communicate may make it possible to prevent them from causing infections.

Mathilde Andersen-U. Copenhagen | May 10, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bacteria mrsa staphylococcus

Blue light breaks down MRSA’s defenses

Exposing MRSA to blue light renders it defenseless against antiseptics as mild as hydrogen peroxide.

Kayla Zacharias-Purdue | April 3, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bacteria infections light mrsa

To prevent bloodstream infections, coat catheters?

A new coating could keep intravascular catheters from becoming a haven for harmful bacteria.

Kevin Stacey-Brown | March 8, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bacteria biofilms coatings hospitals infections mrsa

Add-on gives antibiotic more oomph in MRSA fight

"You don't have to invent a new drug. You just have to fix the problems with existing drugs."

Nathan Collins-Stanford | Nov. 8, 2018 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antibiotics bacteria mrsa

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