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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Exciting new study published by Quave and colleagues

An exciting new study by Dr. Quave and colleagues reporting the activity of ellagic acid derivatives against S. aureus biofilms was published today in PLoS One. These compounds were isolated from a medicinal blackberry plant used in southern Italy to treat skin infections. The full article is accessible at this…

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The European Heritage of Folk Medicines and Medicinal Foods: Its Contribution to the CAMs of Tomorrow

The deadline for submissions to the special issue of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine has been extended to March 2nd! This will be a special issue focusing on the topic of The European Heritage of Folk Medicines and Medicinal Foods: Its Contribution to the CAMs of Tomorrow. Please visit the following…

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