Posts Tagged ‘Naegleria fowleri’

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 […]

USF team part of global health effort to accelerate neglected infectious diseases drug discovery

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The researchers screened 400 compounds for the Malaria Box project, one of the first open-source drug discovery efforts to combat infectious diseases The USF Center for Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research was among 55 groups worldwide to participate in a Medicines for Malaria Venture initiative to help catalyze drug discovery for malaria and other […]

USF awarded NIH grant to find new treatments for fatal infections caused by pathogenic free-living amoeba

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Among the microbes targeted is the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri University of South Florida College of Public Health researchers were recently awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to identify optimal drug candidates that could ultimately lead to a fast-acting treatment for rare but deadly infections caused by microscopic free-living amoeba (FLA) commonly found […]

New compounds more potent in combatting brain-eating amoeba’s fatal infection

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A University of South Florida Health College of Public Health professor and his team of researchers have zeroed in on compounds that could one day lead to fast-acting treatments for the fatal infection caused by the brain-eating amoeba known as Naegleria fowleri. In a study published online this month in the  journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, […]