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Molecule-making machine simplifies complex chemistry

The Burke group has developed a molecule-making machine having the potential to speed up new drug development. Their work is featured on the cover of the March 13 issue of Science.

A machine in University of Illinois chemistry professor Martin Burke's lab assembles complex small molecules out of simple chemical building blocks, like a 3-D printer on the molecular level.
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Douglas Mitchell Recipient of the 2015 Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry

He was cited for his outstanding work in enzyme chemistry where the presence of enzyme action is unequivocally demonstrated.

Kenneth Suslick Receives the 2015 Innovation Transfer Award

Kenneth Suslick received this award because his research "has resulted in either a discovery or a work with the potential for significant societal impact".

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PAC-1 Drug Discovered by Paul Hergenrother Now in Human Trials

Human clinical trials are starting on a new drug that prompts cancer cells to self-destruct while sparing healthy cells. It previously had shown promise in treatment of dogs with cancers.

Alison Fout Selected As a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Chemistry

These fellowships are awarded to early-career scientists and scholars in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.

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