Therapeutics

Latest Innovations

Therapeutic Cargo Delivery System for Treatment of Botulism Paralysis

 

Dr. Brenda Wilson has developed an anti-toxin that can be used for treatment of botulism. The botulinum toxin causes dangerous paralysis of motor neurons that can...

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...

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...

Glyburide as a Treatment for Anxiety

 

Dr. Freund is developing a method of treating anxiety with the diabetes drug, glyburide. By exploring the effects of anxiogenics like adenosine on the brain, Dr....

Ionic Helical Polypeptides - Non-Viral Gene Delivery with Improved Transfection Efficiency

 

Tremendous potential exists for helical polypeptides that are water soluble (ionic) and remain stable at physiological conditions,...

Antimicrobial Polypeptides (AMPs)

 

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

Algorithm Modified Deoxynybomycin for the Treatment of Gram-Negative Bacteria

Dr. Hergenrother from the University of IL has developed a novel antibiotic that is effective against certain antibiotic-resistant gram-negative bacteria. His powerful...

A Pro-Apoptotic Microbial Community Network Enriched in the Tissue of IPF and Lung Cancer Patients

 

 

Dr. Isaac Cann from the University of Illinois has identified biomarkers and therapeutic strategy for treatment of...

pH Activated Antimicrobial Peptides for Treatment of H pylori Infection

Dr. JJ Cheng from the University of IL has developed a helix/random confirmation switchable antimicrobial polypeptides (HRS-AMPs) that are pH sensitive and can kill...

New Drug to Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease

 

Dr. Moore has developed a new drug that could reverse the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The drug breaks up amyloid fibrils, which are believed to be the root cause...

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