Photos from the Field: Human Health Studies in the Balkans

Dr. Quave has just completed a field study in NE Albania collaboration with Dr. Andrea Pieroni, from the University of Gastronomic Sciences (Italy). The scope of the study was to investigate traditional health practices, including the use of wild plants for food and medicine, in several small Albanian and Gorani…

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New paper out on the medical ethnobotany of the Albanian Alps

A provisional PDF of a new paper co-authored by Quave and colleagues entitled “Medical ethnobotany of the Albanian Alps in Kosovo” was released today in the Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. This paper documents the study of medicinal plants used in Alpine communities Albanian of Kosovo. The uses of 98…

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Exciting new study published by Quave and colleagues

An exciting new study by Dr. Quave and colleagues reporting the activity of ellagic acid derivatives against S. aureus biofilms was published today in PLoS One. These compounds were isolated from a medicinal blackberry plant used in southern Italy to treat skin infections. The full article is accessible at this…

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