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New Strategies to Combat Drug Resistant Bacterial Infections

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Award date: 
Jun 2, 2015
Award amount: 
$100,000
Organization name: 
UNC - Greensboro
Principal Investigator: 
Oberlies, Nicholas
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
Grant program name: 
Biotechnology Research Grant
Region: 
Piedmont

Researchers will seek new drug leads to combat serious antibiotic resistant bacterial (MRSA) infections from a collection of hundreds of fungal cultures. Instead of looking for new antibiotics to which resistance can develop rapidly, the researchers will take a novel approach and pursue leads that make MRSA less virulent (i.e. less toxic), such that the patient can clear the infection.

Fiscal year: 
2015