New paper on anti-virulence activity of Peppertree

Our latest work on botanical inhibitors of bacterial quorum sensing is out today in the Nature journal, Scientific Reports. “Virulence inhibitors from Brazilian Peppertree block quorum sensing and abate dermonecrosis in skin infection models” is available by open access. Abstract: Widespread antibiotic resistance is on the rise and current therapies…

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Support the Quave Research Group on #GivingTuesday

Looking for a cause to support on ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬? Please consider a donation to the Quave Research group. Funds will be used to support student research and will enable us to broaden our search for new therapies for conditions like MRSA infection, eczema, acne, and many other antibiotic resistant infections. All…

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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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More press links on paper showing how Sweet Chestnut disarms MRSA

We are so excited to have had press coverage on our most recent collaborative paper with the Horswill group! Stay tuned to our Twitter feed (@QuaveEthnobot) for news on the discovery. The full original article is available free via Open Access at PLoS ONE. Here are some links to the…

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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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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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