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Can bacteria communicate with each other, and if they do communicate, how and why do they do so? And how might understanding the mechanisms of bacterial communication be used to inform development of anti-bacterial drugs? In this album scientists in...Show More
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Discovering bacterial communication

07:15 | Apr 28th, 2010

With antibiotic resistant bacteria constantly emerging, scientists are trying to find new types of anti bacterial drugs. One promising area of research is bacterial communication.
Transcript -- Discovering bacterial communication

0:00 | Apr 28th, 2010

With antibiotic resistant bacteria constantly emerging, scientists are trying to find new types of anti bacterial drugs. One promising area of research is bacterial communication.
Signal molecules

06:50 | Apr 28th, 2010

Quorum sensing is the process by which bacteria seem to communicate with each other and make decisions to behave en masse. The game of Risk as an analogue for the battles that go on within the body between pathogens and the body's defences
Transcript -- Signal molecules

0:00 | Apr 28th, 2010

Quorum sensing is the process by which bacteria seem to communicate with each other and make decisions to behave en masse. The game of Risk as an analogue for the battles that go on within the body between pathogens and the body's defences
A new approach to antibiotics?

05:06 | Apr 28th, 2010

Exploring the possiblility of developing new types of antibiotics interfere with the communication between bacteria, rather than killing the invading pathogens.
Transcript -- A new approach to antibiotics?

0:00 | Apr 28th, 2010

Exploring the possiblility of developing new types of antibiotics interfere with the communication between bacteria, rather than killing the invading pathogens.