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Submission + - Cracking the code of bacterial communication (ted.com)

TEDChris writes: "It's not often you get leading-edge science shared in such a dynamic way. Microbiologist Bonnie Bassler here explains her discovery of "quorum sensing" — the amazing ability of bacteria to communicate with each other and coordinate attack strategies. By cracking the communication code, she has opened up potential for a new class of drugs tackling microbial diseases. The talk got a massive standing ovation at this year's TED and has just been posted. To quote one commenter: "This is by far the most inspiring, amazing, and far-reaching talk I've seen in a very long time. " Wd love Slashdot community's insight into implications of this work."
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Cracking the code of bacterial communication

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