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  • A mec was hovering (we were in jeans and sweaters mind you) and he said "Ca coute combien?"

    brouillon - French Word-A-Day

  • Novel type of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec identified in community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains.

    SUPERBUG

  • Emergence of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec type IV methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as a cause of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

    SUPERBUG

  • The arginine catabolic mobile element and staphylococcal chromosomal cassette mec linkage: convergence of virulence and resistance in the USA300 clone of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

    SUPERBUG

  • In 2000, Japanese scientists announced that mecA had traveled into staph as part of a small segment of DNA.25 The technical term for such a small segment is a cassette, and the researchers dubbed this one “staphylococcal chromosomal cassette,” or SCC, mec.

    SUPERBUG

  • The mec cassette was inserting itself over and over into many different drug-sensitive staph strains, creating a diverse pool of community MRSA whose relationships to each other looked less like a family tree and more like a swarm.

    SUPERBUG

  • A mec was hovering we were in jeans and sweaters mind you and he said "Ca coute combien?"

    brouillon - French Word-A-Day

  • They approached the Japanese researchers who had sequenced the known mec cassettes, Teruyo Ito and Keiichi Hiramatsu of Juntendo University in Tokyo, and offered a collaboration.

    SUPERBUG

  • In 1996, Dr. Keiichi Hiramatsu—the leader of the Japanese research group that would later identify the mec cassettes used to distinguish community and hospital MRSA strains—found two patients at Juntendo University Hospital in Tokyo whose MRSA infections were not responding to vancomycin.

    SUPERBUG

  • Structural comparison of three types of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec integrated in the chromosome in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

    SUPERBUG

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