Posts Tagged ‘drug discovery’

Dr. Dennis Kyle is featured speaker at Amoeba Summit 2016

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University of South Florida researchers continue to hone the high-volume screening of compounds that may lead to optimal drugs to combat the rare but deadly infection caused by the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri. Distinguished USF Health Professor Dennis Kyle, PhD, who has studied the parasite since the early 1980s, was a featured speaker Sept. 9 […]

Student engagement is priority at global health symposium

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On May 16 the USF College of Public Health’s Center for Global Health & Infectious Diseases Research (CGHIDR) and the USF Center for Drug Discovery and Innovation (CDDI) sponsored the 4th Annual Frontiers of Drug Discovery Symposium. The CGHIDR-CDDI program integrates USF faculty from the Departments of Global Health, Chemistry, Molecular Medicine, Cell Biology, Microbiology […]

Frontiers of Drug Discovery Symposium, May 16

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The Frontiers of Drug Discovery Symposium promotes advances with and ongoing collaborative research projects in infectious diseases at the University of South Florida.  This year’s event is scheduled for May 16 on the USF Tampa campus. The theme is “Modern Approaches for Discovery of New Therapies Against Infectious Diseases.” The symposium is sponsored by the […]

Global health team pioneers development of new antimalarial drug screening model

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A University of South Florida (USF) Center for Global Health & Infectious Diseases Research team has demonstrated a new screening model to classify antimalarial drugs and to identify drug targets for the most lethal strain of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum. The National Institutes of Health-funded study appeared online Nov. 6 in the journal Scientific Reports. The […]

Global health researchers play role in discovery of new antimalarial drug

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Potent compound inhibits protein synthesis at various stages of malaria parasite’s life-cycle With the rapid emergence of multi-drug resistant strains of malaria, the need to find new drugs capable of delaying or preventing drug resistance has become even more urgent. Now, an international team of researchers – including two from the University of South Florida […]

Dr. Rays Jiang helps identify host factor essential for malaria parasite to infect human red blood cells

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Rays Jiang’s computational biology expertise powers antimalarial drug discovery efforts Red blood cells are a prime target for infection by the malaria parasite, but the absence of a nucleus containing DNA in red blood cells hinders genetic research to understand how these cells act as host cells. Seeking to help overcome that obstacle, researchers at […]

New antimalarial drug with novel mechanism of action

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Malaria is a devastating disease that causes significant morbidity and mortality in temperate and tropical regions around the world. Because of the increased prevalence of multidrug-resistant malaria strains, new drugs are urgently required to combat this problem. In early December, a significant new development was reported by a multidisciplinary team including investigators from the University […]