UNMC develops mutant library for researchers of staph infections
CSR scientists have developed a a library of more than 2,000 mutant strains of the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Read the UNMC Today story or wait for the full article in the February 12th issue of mBio, the journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
International Conference on Gram-Positive Pathogens
On October 12-15, 2014, we will hold our fifth International Conference on Gram-Positive Pathogens (ICG+P) meeting in Omaha, NE. To learn more about this conference, please see left menu for details.
Modeling cellular communication in the brain to discover novel treatments for staphylococcal brain infections.
Pathogenic bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus, and their byproducts activate the host’s immune response upon infection. The host’s inflammatory immune response can be of particular concern, especially when the infection occurs in the brain. Dr. Tammy Kielian and her team have developed a model to understand the effects this inflammation has on normal brain cell activities after a staph infection has started. Their article can be viewed in the Journal of Neuroscience.