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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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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8/17: Quave to speak at Georgia Herbalists Guild

Topic: Medical ethnobotany and the discovery of new drugs for antibiotic resistant infections Dr. Quave will tell the story of how her research group has discovered new leads for antibiotic adjuvants, from field research documenting the traditional use of these plants in topical therapeutics for skin infections, to the laboratory…

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July 17th Keynote Lecture at UIC in Chicago, IL

Dr. Quave is honored to be delivering the keynote lecture at the 2015 Atkins Medicinal Garden Walk and Lecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy on July 17th! Guided tours of the gardens will be offered by UIC’s ethnobotanists. The Lecture will be held at noon.…

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Special Lecture on Poisonous Plants on March 1st! FREE Tickets

Deadly Cures: Medical Discoveries from Poisonous Plants Emory Herbarium Curator, Dr. Quave, will be giving a special free public lecture “Deadly Cures: Medical Discoveries from Poisonous Plants” on March 1st at 4 pm at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. We’ll also have an educational outreach event before the talk, with displays…

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New paper reviews state-of-the-art tools for anti-virulence drug discovery in staph!

Flipping the switch: tools for detecting small molecule inhibitors of staphylococcal virulence Drs. Quave and Horswill have co-authored a review on different laboratory tools and approaches that can be used to detect small molecule inhibitors of Staphylococcus aureus virulence. Virulence inhibitors could be used in the future as adjuvants to…

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