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Antibiotic

Caption: The Rice University labs of organic chemist K.C. Nicolaou, left, and structural biologist Yousif Shamoo, right, collaborated on the project to synthesize and test variants of the fungi-derived antibiotic viridicatumtoxin B. The compound may someday help in the fight against bacteria that evolve resistance to treatment.

Credit: Tommy LaVergne/Rice University

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