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Enhancement of Immune Response to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) Vaccine by Interferon Alpha

 

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is a major problem for hog farmers worldwide. PRRS is caused by a virus which leads to reproductive failure in...

Gene Cluster Capable of Enabling the Biosynthesis of the Antimicrobial Compound, Rhizocticin In Bacillus subtilis

 

Phosphonic and phosphinic acids are bioreactive compounds that have been used as antibiotics, antifungal agents, antimalarial drugs, and herbicides. Rhizocticins...

Electronic Tuning Of Site Selectivity For Complex Molecule Synthesis

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a method for selectively derivatizing complex natural molecules such as Amphotericin B. The technology...

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...

Quantitative Pneumatic Otoscopy

University of Illinois researchers have developed a device for accurately measuring the rigidity of the ear drum, which is crucial in diagnosing Otis Media and Otis Media...

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...

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...

Antimicrobial Polypeptides (AMPs)

 

Potent cationic, helical homo-polypeptide antimicrobials with radial amphiphilicity demonstrate stable α-helical confirmation, a hydrophobic helical core, a...

Bioresorbable Silicon Electronics for Neural Sensing

Dr. John Rogers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed bioresorbable silicon electronics that can be used for real-time sensing of neural...

Quantum Dots with Thin Coatings that Allow for Efficient Bioconjugation

Dr. Andrew Smith from the University of Illinois has developed new quantum dots with a multidentate polymer coating that minimizes size while maintaining stability and...

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