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Researchers analyze how new anti-MRSA antibiotics function

Author: William G. Gilroy

Shariar Mobashery

A new paper by Shahriar Mobashery, Navari Family Professor in Life Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, and researchers in his lab provides important insights into promising new antibiotics aimed at combating MRSA.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major global health threat that kills approximately 20,000 people in the U.S. alone each year.

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Mobashery group releases results on fighting MRSA

Author: Gene Stowe

The Journal of the American Chemical Society will publish research led by Prof. Shahriar Mobashery on two drugs that are undergoing clinical trials to fight the highly resistant superbug called methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The broad-spectrum antibiotics from Cerexa, Inc. – ceftaroline (CPT), a cephalosporin, and ME1036 (ME), a carbapenem – show excellent efficacy in fighting the bacterium that has become a global health threat.

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College announces two new chairs

Author: Marissa Gebhard

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The College of Science has named Bei Hu, professor of mathematics, as chair of the Department of Mathematics, and Gary Lamberti, professor of biological sciences, as chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, beginning July 2008.

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College of Science welcomes Dean Crawford

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Dean Gregory Crawford (2008)

The College of Science welcomes Gregory Crawford as the new dean, effective July 1. Dean Crawford, who has also been appointed to the physics faculty, personifies the future of interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial collaboration—focused on solving problems and making a difference—toward which the College and the University as a whole are advancing.

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Castellino to receive 2008 WYETH-ISFP Prize

Author: William G. Gilroy

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Francis J. Castellino, Kleiderer-Pezold Professor of Biochemistry and director of the W.M. Keck Center for Transgene Research at the University of Notre Dame, is the recipient of the 2008 WYETH-ISFP Prize for outstanding contributions to the field of fibrinolysis, proteolysis and thrombosis.

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Mosquito woes may follow Midwest floods

Author: William G. Gilroy

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As floodwaters recede in many areas of the Midwest, its residents most likely are breathing a sigh of relief. However, those same waters may have left behind residual problems in the form of an increase in mosquito-borne diseases and illnesses, according to Catherine Young, a biologist with the University of Notre Dames Eck Family Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases.

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