Heather Tynan

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Over the years, antibiotics have provided an effective treatment for a number of microbial diseases. However recently, there has been an increase in resistant microorganisms that have adapted to our current antibiotics. One of the most dangerous pathogens is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). With the rise in the cases of MRSA and other(More)
Platensimycin and platencin are compounds that were discovered at Merck Research Laboratories and have shown promising antibacterial activity. They are both produced in fermentation by the actinomycete Streptomyces platensis. Merck reported a crude, insoluble production medium to produce the antibiotics. To test the possible effects of different primary(More)
The actinomycete Streptomyces platensis produces two compounds that display antibacterial activity: platensimycin and platencin. These compounds were discovered by the Merck Research Laboratories, and a complex insoluble production medium was reported. We have used this medium as our starting point in our studies. In a previous study, we developed a(More)
The impact of a training program designed to help staff members prevent and effectively manage aggressive behavior was assessed with 109 staff members who worked in services for persons with developmental disabilities. Instruction in distraction and defusion strategies was provided as was nonaggressive physical intervention. We employed both a between- and(More)
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