All antibiotics

May 24, 2021

Can antibiotics treat human diseases in addition to bacterial infections?

UIC researchers prove that drugs designed for bacteria have potential to act on human cells

Yury Polikanov and Alexander Mankin

January 19, 2021

Unlocking ‘the shape of water’ in mechanisms of antibiotic resistance

New images first to show water molecule present in drug-resistant bacteria models

May 31, 2019

Most preventive antibiotics prescribed by dentists are unnecessary

UIC study published in JAMA Network Open

illustration of a DNA double helix

March 20, 2019

UIC researchers find hidden proteins in bacteria

Science overturns longstanding assumption

Yury Polikanov and Alexander Mankin

April 6, 2018

A new class of antibiotics to combat drug resistance

Newly discovered antibiotic binds to ribosome, disrupts protein synthesis

Michael Federle, Researcher of the Year

February 6, 2018

New compound may stop bacteria from causing sickness

UIC research sheds light on Streptococcus bacteria signaling

Alexander Mankin, professor of medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy

December 11, 2017

Teaching antibiotics to be more effective killers

UIC study sheds light on the mechanism of action of antibiotics that kill bacteria

honeybee on a clover flower

September 6, 2017

Honeybees could play a role in developing new antibiotics

Api137 can block the production of proteins in potentially harmful bacteria

Antibiotics, ribosome illustration

November 1, 2016

Two antibiotics fight bacteria differently than thought

May allow improvement of old, mainstay infection-fighting drugs

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