MSSA

The test MRSA and MSSA directly from blood culture samples in about one hour, compared to between 48 and 72 hours with other methods, the company said. 

The company's test, called Detect-Ready, uses real-time PCR to amplify and evaluate multiple gene targets to detect and distinguish between samples containing MRSA, MSSA, and mixed populations of bacteria.

Researchers from Wisconsin's Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and the University of Wisconsin have modified Becton Dickinson's GeneOhm StaphSR assay protocol in order to lower the cost of conducting active surveillance for MRSA.

Researchers have treated an X-linked genetic disease affecting three babies in utero, Stat News reports.

The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.