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The Staphylococcus aureus microarray Database inching closer to Staph Infection Vaccine

Posted Sep 29 2008 6:23pm

MRSA the very name send shudders to any one working in a hospital setup, the aggressiveMethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ( MRSA ) , is a bacterium responsible for some difficult-to-treat infections in humans.

The organism is often the cause of community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) or hospital-acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA) depending upon the circumstances of acquiring disease,

University of Southern Mississippi biological science professorDr. Mohamed Elasriand studentVijayaraj Nagarajan, a doctoral studenthave developed an online database that holds collected data on genes related to stap.The Staphylococcus aureus microarray meta-database, known as SAMMD

There are more than 400 SAMMD users from 23 countries with numbers increasing daily. As researchers work to find a vaccine for MRSA, Elasri said this program can cut a significant amount of time it takes to find information about staphylococcal genes

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