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Polikanov Lab helps create new antibiotic that evades bacterial resistance

Yuri, Elena & Egor

Yuri Polikanov's lab and colleagues from Harvard University have developed an antibiotic that could give medicine a new weapon to fight drug-resistant bacteria and the diseases they cause.

The UIC scientists provide critical insights into cellular mechanisms and structure that help the researchers at Harvard design and synthesize new drugs.

The antibiotic, cresomycin, described in Science, effectively suppresses pathogenic bacteria that have become resistant to many commonly prescribed antimicrobial drugs.

You can learn more about their work here.