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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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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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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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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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