UCSC Researchers Nab $10K Health Care Innovation Prize

Last month, a three-member team from UC-Santa Cruz clinched a $10,000 prize from Deloitte and the California Institute for Quantitative Sciences for its research into possible treatments for cholera and other forms of bacteria. In a paper published in January in the journal Molecular BioSystems, the team explained how some bacteria have the ability to form biofilm, a protective layer that shields it from immune system responses or antibiotics. The team plans to continue its research for the development of drugs that would inhibit the development of biofilm.

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