Prof. Richard Novick from New York University, USA will talk about “Reincarnation of a staphylococcal pathogenicity island as an antibacterial drone” during Targeting Phage & Therapy 2018 which will be held in may 17-18, 2018, in Florence, Italy.
Summary of talk:
Staphylococcus aureus, long considered a dangerous, antibiotic resistant pathogen, has recently become more virulent, more contagious and more resistant, especially to b-lactams (MRSA) and glycopeptides (VRSA). Today, it causes a wide variety of life-threatening infections, many of which cannot be treated effectively with conventional antibiotics. Consequently, there is an urgent need for new ways to treat these infections, which annually cause some 18,000 deaths in the US.
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