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Researchers Identify How <i>S aureus</i> Survives In Bones During Invasive Infection
Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center determine the metabolic pathway that S aureus uses to survive in bones.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—June 3, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
Outcome of <em>Staph aureus</em> Bacteremia Similar in Neutropenic and Non-Neutropenic Patients
A prospective examination of over 2600 patients has not revealed a difference in their outcome compared with patients who are non-neutropenic when it comes to bacteremia caused by Staphylococcus aureus.
ASM Microbe 2018 Opening Session: From Basic to
The opening session of ASM Microbe 2018 cuts a broad swath through the science of microbiology.
Characteristics of a Pandemic—The Devil is in the Details
What makes a germ more likely to cause a pandemic? A new report poses a novel framework for addressing this question.
Genome Sequencing Identifies Patterns in <i>C diff</i> Transmission and Infection
McGill University researchers find that infection with C difficile might more likely be linked to infected than colonized donors.
21st Century Cures Act Addresses Obstacles to Stopping Antibiotic Resistance
A lack of coordination among regulating bodies, pharma manufacturers, standard development organizations, and laboratory testing device companies has muddied efforts to stop antibiotic resistance; the 21st Century Cures Act aims to fix that.  
Smallpox Treatment Receives Orphan Drug Designation From FDA
The FDA has granted Orphan Drug Designation to Chimerix’s brincidofovir for the treatment of smallpox.
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