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  • Old drugs, new tricks: Medications approved for other uses also have antibiotic action

    University of Illinois chemists found that a number of drugs approved to treat various conditions also have antibiotic properties. Pictured, from left: research scientist Lici A. Schurig-Briccio, graduate students Noman Baig and Boo Kyung Kim, professor Robert B. Gennis, postdoctoral researcher Xinxin Feng, professor Eric Oldfield and graduate student Tianhui Zhou.

    University of Illinois chemists found that a number of drugs approved to treat various conditions also have antibiotic properties. Pictured, from left: research scientist Lici A. Schurig-Briccio, graduate students Noman Baig and Boo Kyung Kim, professor Robert B. Gennis, postdoctoral researcher Xinxin Feng, professor Eric Oldfield and graduate student Tianhui Zhou.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Eric Oldfield, call 217-333-3374; email eoldfiel@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Antiinfectives targeting enzymes and the proton motive force” is available online.