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Scientists devise method to prevent deadly hospital infections without antibiotics

Novel surface treatment developed at UCLA stops microbes from adhering to medical devices like catheters and stents. A hospital or medical clinic might be the last place you’d expect to pick up a nasty infection, but approximately 1.7 million Americans do

From Chemistry to Engineering

From Chemistry to Engineering

Science has long fascinated fourth-year materials engineering student Annie Zhao, who will soon join the class of 2022 to engineer change in the real world. “I remember when I was 6 years old and my grandma was reading this kids encyclopedia to me,” Zhao said. “That’s when I first learned what an atom was and I was

Making Accessibility a Top Priority in UCLA’s Digital Spaces

Making Accessibility a Top Priority in UCLA’s Digital Spaces

From the wheelchair ramp zigzagging up Bruin Walk to Braille on elevator buttons in campus buildings, many physical spaces on UCLA’s campus are designed to accommodate Bruins of all abilities. But to what extent is this reflected in other spaces where we spend

UCLA Engineers Develop Phage Therapy to Kill Bacteria

UCLA Engineers Develop Phage Therapy to Kill Bacteria

Bacterial infections are becoming increasingly difficult to treat due to antibiotic resistance built up by bacteria as they evolve and adapt to medication. UCLA biomolecular engineers and their colleagues are developing an alternative therapy