Bacteria Can Talk To Each Other
In a TED talk, Bonnie Bassler says that “bacteria can talk to each other” using a chemical language. So, they can defend and attack in coordination. This discovery might be helpful to have some amazing applications in medicine industry.
Bassler explains that human body is composed of mainly viral structures with a percentage higher than 90%, or even 99%. Communication mechanism of these viral structures are particularly important for us. Understanding of this mechanism that blocks communication among disease-causing organisms may support new defense systems.
Especially the new generation of antibiotics, seem to benefit from this discovery.
In the video below, these topics are discussed, and interesting details are given.
I suggest you to watch this TED Talk. You will like it.