Wednesday, 22 April 2009

TED Talks Bonnie Bassler: Discovering bacteria's amazing communication system

This post is just to record the fantastic insights presented by Bonnie Bassler. She explains that bacteria do actually communicate within themselves and they are regularly use this to help and hinder us as we go about our lives.

Bacteria can cause disease by launching a coordinated attack on our bodily systems. They do this by waiting until there are enough of them and then launching the attack due to a chemical command. 

We have our own set of bacteria that help us fight and they use the same kind of message to coordinate their defence. 

This talk will give you a different view on how our bodies work and how to get the best out of them.


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