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Move on, MRSA

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"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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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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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

Additive Restores Antibiotic Effectiveness Against MRSA | 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 Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

 

Biochemist, Christian Melander & his team have made the compound more effective against the potentially deadly infections.

 

Read the paper abstract in Angewandge Chemie (full paper may require subscription):

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

 

photo: R: Dr. Melander; L: Dr. John Cavanagh, who has collaborated with Melander in developing small molecule compounds against antibiotic resistant bacteria.

 

photo credit: Communication Services, NCSU

 

 

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