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    Staphylococcus aureus in the porous coating of a femoral hip stem
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    Staphylococcus aureus in the porous coating of a femoral hip stem

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    Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (blue) on the porous coating of a femoral hip stem used in hip replacement surgery. The relatively rough surface of an implant is a favorable environment for bacteria to attach and grow. This can lead to the development of biofilms, which can cause infections. The researchers who took this image are working to understand where biofilms are likely to develop. This knowledge could support the prevention and treatment of infections. A scanning electron microscope was used to capture this image.

    More information on the research that produced this image can be found in the Antibiotics paper "Free-floating aggregate and single-cell-initiated biofilms of Staphylococcus aureus" by Gupta et al.

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    Public NoteSpherical bacteria on a rough surface.
    Internal NoteAlt text: Spherical bacteria on a rough surface. Instrument used: Apreo FEG SEM, Thermo Scientific. Dear Abbey, I would be happy to share. We do have some really nice movies of Staph. aureus aggregating in synovial fluid as well as electron micrographs of staph. on orthopaedic surfaces. It is unpublished but we are in the process of submitting. Paul. Paul Stoodley, PhD. Director, Campus Microscopy and Imaging Facility (CMIF) Professor, Departments of Microbial Infection and Immunity and Orthopedics Infectious Diseases Institute, The Ohio State University, 716 Biomedical Research Tower, 460 West 12th Avenue, Columbus OH 43210.
    KeywordsElectron microscopy, SEM, bacterium, pink, blue
    SourcePaul Stoodley, The Ohio State University.
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    Credit LineNiraj Gupta, Khushi Patel, Kelly Moore, and Paul Stoodley, The Ohio State University; Alex Horswill, University of Colorado School of Medicine.
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    Record TypePhotograph
    Topic Area(s);#Cells;#Injury and Illness;#Tools and Techniques;#
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