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

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

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

Tampa, FL (Jan. 28, 2015) – 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, Dr. Dennis Kyle and his fellow researchers show that the two new compounds they identified were 500 times more potent than drugs currently used to combat the amoeba’s fatal infection.

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