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September 8, 2018
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Bacteria can pass on memory to descendants, UCLA-led team discovers

Findings are a major step toward understanding persistent infections that affect people with cystic fibrosis Led by scientists at UCLA, an international team of researchers has discovered that bacteria have a “memory” that passes sensory knowledge from one generation of … Continue reading

November 23, 2014
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UCLA scientists engineer antibiotics to catch up to bacteria in race against drug resistance

‘Souped-up’ antibiotics could give doctors an advantage over bacteria that develop immunity to medicines We face an urgent global health problem because scientists are not developing new antibiotics as fast as bacteria are developing antibiotic resistance.

February 15, 2013
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Earthquakes, Glue and Grappling Hooks: Scientists Dissect the Movement of Bacteria

A team led by researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has discovered that microscopic bacteria have a lot in common with earthquakes — when it comes to their jolting movements. In a new study … Continue reading

October 6, 2011
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UCLA Study Shows Cell-Penetrating Peptides for Drug Delivery Act Like A Swiss Army Knife

Cell-penetrating peptides, such as the HIV TAT peptide, are able to enter cells using a number of mechanisms, from direct entry to endocytosis, a process by which cells internalize molecules by engulfing them. Further, these cell-penetrating peptides, or CPPs, can … Continue reading