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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New paper comparing folk plant uses in Kosovo

I’m excited to announce that our new paper with European collaborators has just been published in the Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine!  The research article, titled “A cross-cultural comparison of folk plant uses among Albanians, Bosniaks, Gorani and Turks living in south Kosovo” by Behxhet Mustafa, Avni Hajdari, Andrea Pieroni,…

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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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