UCLA study shows bacteria use Batman-like grappling hooks to ‘slingshot’ on surfaces


Bacteria use various appendages to move across surfaces prior to forming multicellular bacterial biofilms. Some species display a particularly jerky form of movement known as “twitching” motility, which is made possible by hairlike structures on…

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Scientists engineer nanoscale vaults to encapsulate ‘nanodisks’ for drug delivery


There’s no question, drugs work in treating disease. But can they work better, and safer? In recent years, researchers have grappled with the challenge of administering therapeutics in a way that boosts their effectiveness by…

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