Category Archive: Antimicrobial

Mar 01

Science Outlets are More Actively Promoting Novel Technologies to Address Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and Antibiotic-Stewardship

Excited that our novel approach to tackling antibiotic resistance is gaining well-deserved publicity! We need outside the box thinking to tackle this problem. Juliane Hopf #advanceddoagnosticsandtherapeutics #notredame #antibioticresistance #nanotechnology #nanoscaleadvances ¬†#pdnano #biomimetics #health #nanoparticles #nd Tackling antibiotic resistance: Phage-mimicking antibacterial core-shell nanoparticles could help by Brandi Wampler,¬†University of Notre Dame Nanoparticle. Credit: P Nallathamby …

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Jan 24

An Interesting Write-up on our Novel Class of Antibacterials to Tackle Antibiotic Resistant Pathogens

According to the World Health Organization, one of the biggest health threats around the world is antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Researchers at Notre Dame are working to combat this problem by developing a nanoparticle-based system. Please check out this press release written by Brandi Wampler, our science communication specialist at Notre Dame Research. The peer-reviewed publication …

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Feb 14

Center for the Translational Sciences Indiana Awards us Seed Grant for an Innovative Antibiotic Free Nanotherapeutics to Combat Multi-drug Resistant Bacterial Infections

Biomedical research is at risk of losing the antibiotics vs. pathogens arms race. Pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, and salmonellosis are becoming harder and sometimes impossible to treat due to the fast emergence and global spread of new antibiotic resistance. Without urgent action, we are heading for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries …

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May 04

College of Science Joint Annual Meeting (CoS-JAM) Poster Presentation (May 4, 2018)

The poster presented by the undergraduate researchers (Margo Waters and Veronica Kalwatjys), explaining their work on a rationally designed, modular antimicrobial nanoparticle system was well received at COS-JAM 2018. Margo worked on the synthesis of the antimicrobial nanoparticles. Veronica has started testing the antimicrobial properties of these nanoparticles under the direction of Dr. Juliane Hopf. …

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Mar 06

6th Annual Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics (AD&T) Symposium – March 6, 2018

Undergraduate Research Assistant Margo Waters (Sophomore), at her first poster presentation. Margo synthesizes¬†the anisotropic nanoparticles being used in the ongoing study looking into the applications of antimicrobial peptides@nanoparticles as surfactants on implant materials and medical devices. The project lead is Dr. Juliane Hopf and her undergraduate mentee is Veronica Kalwatjys. The work is in collaboration …

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