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Cannabis leaves show antibacterial effect against MRSA

The search for antimicrobials often leads scientists into the unlikeliest of areas. New research shows that the leaves of the cannabis plant have an antimicrobial effect, including efficacy against drug resistant forms of Staphylococcus aureus.

Peppermint nanobomb defeated drug-resistant bacteria

Chemists were able to kill drug-resistant bacteria through a nanoscale capsule that can penetrate biofilms and destroy bacteria with droplets made of peppermint and cinnamon.

Office party in Florida sickens 55 employees, hospitalizes dozens

Maitland - A holiday office party that should have been fun went horribly wrong on Wednesday after dozens of people attending the party became violently sick. Authorities say that food poisoning is the likely culprit.

MRSA no longer just a hospital disease

In recent years the stealth-like bacteria MRSA, sometimes simply called “staph,” has expanded from people to animals: ranging from pigs and other farm animals to family pets.

Bacteria help to make painful skin infections 'more painful'

The pain of invasive skin infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus appears to be partly induced by the invading bacteria themselves.
 

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Staphylococcus aureus biofilm on an indwelling catheter
Staphylococcus aureus biofilm on an indwelling catheter
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Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria
Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Under a very high magnification of 20 000x  this scanning electron micrograph (SEM) shows a strain o...
Under a very high magnification of 20,000x, this scanning electron micrograph (SEM) shows a strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria taken from a vancomycin intermediate resistant culture (VISA).
CDC / Janice Haney Carr

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