Tyler Jacks, Ph.D., director of the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Study at MIT and president of the AACR, will host a information briefing to highlight some of the important research that’ll be presented at this meeting. The press briefing shall happen on Oct. 9, 2009, at 12:30 p.m. ET, in the Stuart Area of the Boston Recreation area Plaza Resort. Reporters who cannot go to in person can dial-in using the following information: U.S./Canada Dial-in: 282-7404 International Dial-in: 679-5207 Access Code: 27669931 Topic: AACR Basic technology may be the foundation of clinical research that leads to patient breakthroughs.In laboratory tests, small amounts of these proteins extracts killed a wide range of bacteria, including MRSA , the deadly bacteria that are moving out of healthcare settings and in to the grouped community. Related StoriesNew scientific chemistry analyzer launched by EKF at Medica 2015Rapid, award winning diagnostic checks to be provided at MEDICAAmputation is not wound healingThe proteins also killed six out of eight different strains of Candida albicans, the researchers say. Their previous research also suggests that blood proteins may help fight HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The scientists are working to identify the precise chemical structures of the antimicrobial proteins and determine which proteins are most reliable at killing different microbes.