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Unformatted text preview: UIC researchers find promising new targets for antibiotics http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-08/uoia-urf083007.php 1 of 1 9/1/07 11:20 AM Public release date: 30-Aug-2007 [ Print Article | E-mail Article | Close Window ] Contact: Sam Hostettler samhos@uic.edu 312-355-2522 University of Illinois at Chicago UIC researchers find promising new targets for antibiotics University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have identified new sites on the bacterial cell's protein-making machinery where antibiotics can be delivered to treat infections. "The primary challenge of antibiotic therapy has been fighting infections caused by the pathogens which became resistant to antibiotics," says Alexander Mankin, professor and associate director of UIC's Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and lead investigator of the study. "Not a single class of drugs has escaped the inevitable emergence of resistance." At present, Mankin said, "the constant development of new drugs is the only available strategy...
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