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New light-sensing ability discovered in disease-causing bacteria

Image of protein structure

The bacteria that cause brucellosis can sense light and use the information to regulate their virulence, according to a study in the August 24 issue of the journal Science. The discovery comes after 120 years of research into the disease, which causes abortions in livestock and fevers in humans. (Image of protein structure courtesy of Sean Crosson, University of Chicago.) [More]

Campus studying feasibility of reclaiming, recycling water

UCSC is initiating a study to assess the feasibility of developing an on-campus system for reclaiming and recycling water. The assessment will identify practical ways to store and use reclaimed water in new campus development and complements another UCSC analysis of water efficiency. [More]