- University of Illinois chemists found that a number of drugs approved to treat various conditions also have antibiotic properties.
- Graduate students Long Luu and Lien Nguyen, with U. of I. chemistry professor Steven Zimmerman, developed drug compounds that target three pathways associated with myotonic dystrophy type 1.
Searching for the precise, complexly folded three-dimensional structure of a protein can be like hacking through a jungle without a map: a long, intensive process with uncertain direction.
- Christina White's Group Developed a New Catalyst Based on the Metal Manganese that is Both Highly Reactive and Highly Selective
Chemists have long believed that inserting nitrogen – a beneficial ingredient for making many pharmaceuticals and other biologically active molecules – into a carbon-hydrogen bond requires a trade-
It took two postdoctoral researchers, a lab technician, four undergraduates and their faculty advisors only four years – a blink of an eye in pharmaceutical terms – to scour a collection of 10,000
Giving new meaning to the term "sonic boom", University of Illinois chemists have used sound to trigger microscopic explosions.
A new molecule-making machine could do for chemistry what 3-D printing did for engineering: Make it fast, flexible and accessible to anyone.
A new drug that prompts cancer cells to self-destruct while sparing healthy cells is now entering phase I clinical trials in humans
Two new drug compounds – one of which has already proven useful in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis – appear to be effective in treating endometriosis, a disorder that, like MS, is driven by est
When a large protein unfolds in transit through a cell, it slows down and can get stuck in traffic.
Researchers report in the journal Nature that they have made a breakthrough in understanding how a powerful antibiotic agent is made in nature.
When Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hyunjoon Kong, graduate student Cartney Smith, and colleagues set out to improve MR imaging (MRI), they turned current contrast age