A team of researchers has discovered an antibody that blocks the dengue virus’s ability to cause disease in mice. The findings open the potential for developing effective treatments and designing a vaccine for dengue and similar diseases.
U-M scientists are advancing a new antibody test to identify people who have been infected with the novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease.
A new study reveals how an antiviral protein in our cells latches onto foreign invaders, and how some viruses — including HIV — evade capture.
Researchers have solved a nearly 50-year-old mystery of how fungi produce a large class of bioactive compounds, revealing a chemical reaction reaction that is nearly unprecedented in nature
Research writes new chapter in the story of fatty acid biosynthesis and its potential for new antibiotics and renewable resources
LSI Outreach Awards recognize the value of our community members' efforts to connect research, teaching and service to the public
Three ground-breaking LSI projects are among the University of Michigan projects to be funded in the first round of investments from President Mark Schlissel’s Biosciences Initiative.
Scientists have determined how microscopic marine bacteria build a chemical compound that has important biological activity — using a chemical transformation rarely seen outside of the lab.
How one type of enzyme allows a microorganism to produce molecules with a wide range of potentially beneficial activities — from fighting insects to killing fungi.
A round-up of media stories about LSI research and researchers from 2017.
Findings provide clues about how one protein utilizes RNA binding to get into the HIV cell and mutate the virus' DNA.
In the last century, Michigan was a driving engine of America’s manufacturing economy. Today, programs like the Perrigo Undergraduate Fellowship at the LSI are helping to fuel a new knowledge-based economy in the state.
A round-up of media stories about LSI research and researchers from 2016.
Revealed: the molecular structure of a protein produced by the Zika virus that is thought to be involved in the virus’s reproduction and its interaction with a host’s immune system.
Researchers at the LSI have obtained for the first time three-dimensional snapshots of the “assembly line” within microorganisms that naturally produces antibiotics and other drugs.
A team of scientists at U-M and Purdue University has discovered a key aspect both to how the viruses replicate in the cells of their host and how they manipulate the immune system as they spread.