New Review Paper on Medical Ethnobotany in Europe published

July 31st, 2012. A new review paper by Dr. Cassandra Quave, Dr. Manuel Pardo de Santayana, and Dr. Andrea Pieroni was published today in Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The paper, entitled “Medical Ethnobotany in Europe: From Field Ethnography to a More Culturally Sensitive Evidence-Based CAM?”, can be accessed…

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PhytoTEK awarded Georgia Research Alliance Venture Lab grant

July 20th, 2012. PhytoTEK LLC, the start-up biotech company co-founded by Dr. Cassandra Quave and Mr. Sahil Patel, was awarded a Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Venture Lab Phase IA award in the amount of $25,000 for the proposal “Anti-infectives for Companion Animals”. The aims of this project are to pursue…

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Quave & collaborators awarded research grant from the National Institutes of Health

A grant proposal entitled “Mechanistic Studies on Staphylococcal Quorum Quenching Natural Products” has been selected for funding under the R01 mechanism from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the US National Institutes of Health. The five year research project, totaling $1.829 million dollars, will be led by…

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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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Researchers Study Renaissance Herbals to Preserve the Botanical Tradition of the Ancient Mediterranean

ArtPlantae Today posted (1/27/2012) a wonderful piece reporting an interview with cultural anthropologist, Emanuela Appetiti, and historian of science, Alain Touwaide from the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions. The full article can be accessed here.

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