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New Treatments, Your Health and Statistics

New Treatments, Your Health and Statistics | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Statisticians and statistics are even more fundamental in this era of personalized medicine, as sponsors seek to target treatment to patients most likely to benefit and develop "adaptive" study designs to identify these patients sooner.
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Think statistics has nothing to do with you? CALS Statistician, Dr. Marie Davidian, President of the American Statistical Association explains in her Huffington Post blog how stat is used in drug discovery, clinical trials, and pharmaceutical development. Read "New Treatments, Your Health, and Statistics."  |  http://tinyurl.com/cp96men

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NCSU recognizes its innovators - Triangle Business Journal

NCSU recognizes its innovators  - Triangle Business Journal | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
North Carolina State University recognized innovation at the school on Wednesday,...

 

Among those recognized are food scientist, Dr. Josip Simunovic, for his research on thermal processing of food, and the team of Dr. John Cavanagh, an expert in protein structural biology, and Dr. Christian Melander, who together founded Agile Sciences, a company whose product defeats bacterial biofilms. Cavanagh & Melander were recognized as among the University's Innovators of the Year.

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Additive Restores Antibiotic Effectiveness Against MRSA | ScienceBlog.com

Additive Restores Antibiotic Effectiveness Against MRSA | ScienceBlog.com | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Researchers from North Carolina State University have increased the potency of a compound that reactivates antibiotics against methicillin-resistant...

 

The research comes from Dr. Christian Melander & his team at NC State University.

 

Link to full article in Angewandte Chemie:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ange.201206911/abstract

 

Earlier story:

http://www.ncsu.edu/features/2011/11/dr-john-cavanagh-and-dr-christian-melander/

 

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Move on, MRSA

Move on, MRSA | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"One bacterial strain is causing some very big problems in U.S. hospitals and for wounded soldiers abroad. It’s called MRSA, and it’s a problem because it has figured out how to defend itself against just about every antibiotic weapon that we have. Fortunately, an NC State chemist has developed a new chemical compound that may help stop this threat.

 

"Christian Melander has spent the last half-decade working on a way to neutralize methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, one of the most common – and most difficult to treat – antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains."

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Compound increases antibiotic effectiveness against MSRA | Vaccine News Daily

Compound increases antibiotic effectiveness against MSRA | Vaccine News Daily | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Christian Melander's team biosynthesis a new compound which defeats animicrobial resistance, restoring antibiotic efficacy.

 

Read morea about the Melander lab:

http://www4.ncsu.edu/~ccmeland/index.html

 

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NC State News :: NC State News and Information » Additive Restores Antibiotic Effectiveness Against MRSA

NC State News :: NC State News and Information » Additive Restores Antibiotic Effectiveness Against MRSA | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Dr. Christian Melander's team has enhanced the potency of a naturally-derived compound he and Dr. John Cavanagh discovered, which has bioactivity against methicillin resistant Staphyloccus aureus, known as MRSA. Click the headline to learn more about today 's story.

 

And read about the earlier work here:

http://news.ncsu.edu/features/taking-the-resistance-out-of-drug-resistant-infections/

 

Link to full article (abstract free; full article may require subscription)

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ange.201206911/abstract

 

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