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Novel drug repurposing method reveals two drugs effective for bacterial, fungal infections

Mohamed Seleem, an associate professor of microbiology in Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine, used novel drug repurposing methods to discover two drugs that could have significant promise as a potent antimicrobial agent for treatment of both superficial and invasive infections. Through his research and studies he has identified auranofin and ebselen as potent antimicrobial agents […]

Tapeworm drug deemed effective at curbing MRSA

Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an antibiotic-resistant infection that has historically been difficult to treat. However, studies at Brown University and Rhode Island hospitals have proven that an FDA-approved drug used to treat tapeworm was able to curb growth of MRSA¬†bacteria in vitro and in nematode populations. Since it has already been approved and its […]