New book chapter: Antibiotics from nature

Dr. Quave has published a chapter in the new volume by the World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance: Quave, C.L. Antibiotics from nature: Traditional medicine as a source of new solutions for combating antimicrobial resistance. AMR Control 2016: Overcoming Global Antimicrobial Resistance. World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance http://resistancecontrol.info/rd-innovation/antibiotics-from-nature-traditional-medicine-as-a-source-of-new-solutions-for-combating-antimicrobial-resistance/ Abstract: Plants have…

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Quave Lab awarded grant for cancer research

Dr. Quave (Principal investigator) in collaboration with Co-investigators Dr. Jack Arbiser (Emory Dermatology) and Dr. Yuhong Du (Emory Chemical Biology Discovery Center) have received a $50,000 grant from the Winship Invest$ award, made possible through the Melanoma Innovation Fund, a philanthropic fund established at Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute by anonymous…

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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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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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New paper out on anti-biofilm activity in Steptococcus pneumoniae!

I am so excited to announce that our newest paper on our biofilm inhibitor formulation, 220D-F2 from the Elmleaf blackberry, has been published in PLoS ONE! Here, we report exciting activity against pneumococcal biofilms! Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) is an important human pathogen associated with high morbidity and mortality, causing serious…

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