National study updates the status of infectious diseases
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease found that some strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a drug-resistant bacterium, may be able to lure and destroy immune cells.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease found that some strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a drug-resistant bacterium, may be able to lure and destroy immune cells. The study hopes to discover the reason MRSA infections contracted outside of the hospital are spreading easier and harder to fight.
MRSA secretes a compound called phenol-soluble modulin into a person’s immune system. The compound attracts neutrophils immune cells, key elements in the clearing of bacterial infections, and then through a process called lysis, it destroys them.
Commonly found in hospitals, the symptoms of S. aureus usually only cause pimples or boils and MRSA is treatable with a few antibiotics. However, the report indicates that a community-associated MRSA strand, which can cause severe infections that can result in necrotizing fasciitis or death, has been increasingly affecting otherwise healthy adults outside of healthcare settings.
Far more common in the United States than previously thought, MRSA was the cause of 94,000 hospitalizations and almost 19,000 deaths in the 2005.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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