BWF Researcher Helps Explain the Mysteries of Staph

An article in the December 16 issue of Cell Host and Microbe explains why the bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, primarily attacks humans.  Staph infections kill 100,000 Americans a year.  Led by Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease recipient Erik Skaar, the study found that staph evolved to feed on particular regions of human hemoglobin.

Cell Host and Microbe article [Link]
The New York Times article [Link]
U.S. News and World Report [Link]