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Read article: New antibiotic kills pathogenic bacteria, spares healthy gut microbes
New antibiotic kills pathogenic bacteria, spares healthy gut microbes
Researchers have developed a new antibiotic that reduced or eliminated drug-resistant bacterial infections in mouse models of acute pneumonia and sepsis while sparing healthy microbes in the mouse gut. The drug, called lolamicin, also warded off secondary infections with Clostridioides...
Read article: Congratulating the 2024 student award winners
Congratulating the 2024 student award winners
The School of Molecular & Cellular Biology honored dozens of undergraduate and graduate students at its annual award ceremony, held on May 2. These student awards, fellowships, and scholarships recognize academic achievement, research accomplishments, and excellence in teaching and are made...
Read article: New study seeks to better understand virus shedding patterns
New study seeks to better understand virus shedding patterns
A new study from the School of Molecular & Cellular Biology seeks to better understand shedding patterns among common respiratory viruses by closely examining the immune system before, during, and after infection. The FLUdetect study, headed by...
Read article: Biochemist Steve Sligar elected to National Academy of Sciences
Biochemist Steve Sligar elected to National Academy of Sciences
Three University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign professors, including biochemist Steve Sligar, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of a scientist's highest professional...
Read article: Emad Tajkhorshid receives Beckman's Vision & Spirit Award
Emad Tajkhorshid receives Beckman's Vision & Spirit Award
The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology honored three faculty and staff members who show visionary spirit and dedication on the 124th anniversary of founder Arnold Beckman’s birth. Congratulations to...
Read article: Congratulations to winners of the 2024 Graduate Research Retreat
Congratulations to winners of the 2024 Graduate Research Retreat
The School of Molecular & Cellular Biology is pleased to announce the award winners from the 2024 Graduate Research Retreat, held at the I Hotel and Illinois Conference Center on Friday, March 29. Awards were...

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