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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Photos from field study in Pantelleria, Italy

I have just completed an ethnobotanical field study on the volcanic island of Pantelleria n collaboration with Dr. Alessandro Saitta, mycologist and Asst. Professor at the University of Palermo, Italy and with support from the Emory Center for the Study of Human Health. Dr. Saitta and I examined the local…

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New paper out on anti-biofilm activity in Steptococcus pneumoniae!

I am so excited to announce that our newest paper on our biofilm inhibitor formulation, 220D-F2 from the Elmleaf blackberry, has been published in PLoS ONE! Here, we report exciting activity against pneumococcal biofilms! Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) is an important human pathogen associated with high morbidity and mortality, causing serious…

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