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  • Team develops new weapon to fight disease-causing bacteria, malaria

    Chemistry professor Eric Oldfield (seated) with (clockwise from behind Oldfield) graduate students Jikun Li, Yi-Liang Liu and Weixue Wang and postdoctoral researcher Ke Wang developed a potent inhibitor to a chemical reaction that allows some disease-causing bacteria and the malaria parasite to survive.

    Chemistry professor Eric Oldfield (seated) with (clockwise from behind Oldfield) graduate students Jikun Li, Yi-Liang Liu and Weixue Wang and postdoctoral researcher Ke Wang developed a potent inhibitor to a chemical reaction that allows some disease-causing bacteria and the malaria parasite to survive.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor's note: To contact Eric Oldfield, call 217- 333-3374; e-mail eo@chad.scs.uiuc.edu.
    The paper, “Bioorganometallic mechanism of action, and inhibition, of IspH,” is available online.