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Would you like to support research (http://bit.ly/1MZvBcQ) directed at the discovery and development of new antibiotics to treat life-threatening superbug infections? Your tax-deductible donation to the Quave Lab could make a real difference in advancing our research efforts! Funds are needed to support student research projects and the purchase of…

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Our work on Chestnut and MRSA featured in BioTechniques

Excerpt from the piece: Cutting Off Communication Researchers have found a plant extract that halts Staphylococcus aureus infections without promoting resistance. Will this lead to a new way to treat bacterial infections? Read more… http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Cutting-Off-Communication/biotechniques-360385.html#.VfGkmfm2Vsv

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More press links on paper showing how Sweet Chestnut disarms MRSA

We are so excited to have had press coverage on our most recent collaborative paper with the Horswill group! Stay tuned to our Twitter feed (@QuaveEthnobot) for news on the discovery. The full original article is available free via Open Access at PLoS ONE. Here are some links to the…

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New publication on MRSA in PLOS ONE

A new publication is out on a collaborative project between the Quave Lab (Emory University) and Horswill Lab (University of Iowa). Their latest study reports on the anti-virulence activity of compounds from Chestnut leaves. The extract blocks virulence by switching off the pathways necessary for the production of toxins. The…

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New paper: Fermented plant foods in Europe

I’m excited to announce the publication of a new review article with European collaborators on fermented plant-based foods and beverages in Europe: Sõukand, R., M. Biró, A. Dénes,Y. Doğan, A. Hajdari, R. Kalle, B. Reade, B. Mustafa, A. Nedelcheva, C.L. Quave, Ł. Łuczaj, A. Pieroni. (2015) An ethnobotanical perspective on…

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Traditional medicine for animals: a new paper on ethnoveterinary medicine in Transylvania

I’m excited to announce that a paper with collaborators in Hungary has been published in the Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. The research article, titled “Ethnoveterinary practices of Covasna County, Transylvania, Romania“, addresses the interesting topic of folk practices associated with ethnoveterinary medicine. Ethnoveterinary medicine is perhaps best described as…

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