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UCL students blog live from Cheltenham Science Festival

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Dr Andrea Sella

A team of UCL postgraduate students are blogging live from the Cheltenham Science Festival, which runs 7–12 June, covering UCL talks on the uses of plasma, the science of cannabis and a live brain scan, among others.

New antibiotics a step closer with discovery of bacterial protein structure

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Pili protein structure

Scientists have uncovered the structure of the protein complex that assembles the tiny hair-like strands that cover the outside of bacteria. Called pili, these ‘hairs’ allow bacteria to group together and stick to human cells to cause infection - and are therefore a key target for a new generation of antibiotics.

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