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Genes for the Biosynthesis of Plantazolicin, a Molecule Effective in Killing Bacillus Anthracis

 

Anthrax disease, caused the by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, is a major bioterrorism threat. Currently, B. anthracis infections are treated with various broad-...

Antibacterial Drug Targeting Isoprenoid Biosynthesis

 

Researchers at the University of Illinois and the University of California at San Diego have developed a variety of potential inhibitors of Isoprenoid biosynthesis...

New 3D Gels for Cell Culture and Therapy

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have created a new porus 3D gel. This gel can be prepared with a variety of natural or synthetic polymers and can also...

Compounds for the Treatment of Fluoquinolone resistant infections

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have synthesized a variety of compounds with strong activity toward fluoroquinolone resistant bacteria. These compounds...

Therapeutic Agents for Treatment of Myotonic Dystrophy

 

Dr. Zimmerman's lab has developed a series of bioactive compounds for the treatment of myotonic dystrophy. The compounds disrupt the MBNL-(CUG) foci in vivo and...

Lantibiotic Screening Technique

 

Dr. van der Donk has developed a screening system for identifying novel antibiotics. The system uses phage display and has been optimized for lantibiotic natural...

Pharmaceutical Compounds and Pathways from Actinobacteria

 

Dr. Metcalf and Dr. van der Donk from the University of Illinois have discovered 12 novel phosphonate natural products as well as the genes responsible for the...

A Novel Treatment for Fragile X Synaptic and Cognitive Deficits

Fragile X syndrome (FX) is the most common form of inherited intellectual disability and occurs in roughly 1:3,600 males and 1:8,000 females. Physical features associated...

Complete Blood Count via a Handheld Device

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a handheld device to provide a complete blood count at the point-of-care. Based on microfluidics and...

New Synthetic Tumor Microenvironments

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a new synthetic tissue microenvironment that may give cancer researchers the next-best look at tumor...

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