Bonnie Bassler: Tiny Conspiracies

Level: Introductory Speaker: Bonnie Bassler Length: 26:34 min
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Did you know that bacteria can "speak" to each other and make decisions as a group? Dr. Bassler explains how bacteria use chemicals to communicate in a process called quorum sensing. By identifying these chemicals, scientists may be able to hamper, or improve, quorum sensing and generate new antibiotic or probiotic therapies.

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