Antibiotic (IMAGE) Rice University 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 Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.