Medicina Popolare del Vulture now available for purchase!

Good news! Following many requests, Medicina Popolare del Vulture: Traditional Medicine of the Vulture-Alto Bradano area, Southern Italy (self-published, 2009) is now available for purchase via Blurb’s print-on-demand service. As this is a self-published book, the print on demand service can be a bit pricey – but it is the…

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Support Research & Student Training

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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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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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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Paper featured in a News and Views commentary in Nature Plants

Our recent paper on ethnobotanical knowledge as a source of resilience for food security and health strategies in the Balkans was featured in a News and Views piece in Nature Plants this week! The commentary was authored by Drs. Manuel Pardo-de-Santayana and Manuel J. Macía and titled: “The benefits of…

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Blog piece on our ethnobotanical research int he Balkans

Check out this new blog piece on our work! Here is an excerpt quote in the piece: “A lot of international attention has been focused on the Balkans to try to support reconciliation and development. If you really want to help local communities in a way that’s sustainable and culturally…

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New research article on ethnobotany, food security and resilience in the Balkans

We are excited to announce the release of a new research article from our work in the Balkans with collaborator Dr. Andrea Pieroni of the University of Gastronomic Sciences (Italy). The article can be accessed at the Nature Plants Website: http://www.nature.com/articles/nplants201421 Quave, C.L. and A. Pieroni. (2015). A reservoir of…

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