How a narrow-spectrum antibiotic takes aim at C. diff

Most antibiotics are double-edged swords — while killing bacteria, they also decimate beneficial bacteria and change the composition of the gut microbiome. The answer to this problem might be narrow-spectrum antibiotics. UW–Madison scientists took a close look at one such antibiotic using cryo-EM. Their findings are detailed in Nature.

SpliceCon 2021: Steenbock Symposium 41

The Department of Biochemistry is hosting its first virtual Steenbock Symposium April 22 – 23, 2021. This year’s international symposium, entitled “SpliceCon 2021,” brings together 17 invited speakers and over 200 scientists from across the globe to explore the field of pre-RNA splicing. The symposium kicks off with a keynote lecture delivered by Holger Stark …