On February 24, HHMI investigator Bonnie Bassler will deliver a talk, “Tiny Conspiracies: Cell-to-Cell Communication in Bacteria,” at 7:00 p.m. at Janelia Research Campus.
Bassler shares prestigious honor for discovery of quorum sensing, a process that allows bacteria to communicate with each other.
Bonnie Bassler and Jack Dixon are among eight newly elected foreign members.
Interfering with communication among bacteria can prevent them from mounting a unified assault on their host.
Researchers have shown that bacterial communication can be intercepted and chemically manipulated to control group behavior, such as virulence or the production of a useful products.
Researchers have deciphered the molecular language that cholera bacteria use to coordinate their infectivity. By interrupting the bacterium's chemical conversation, researchers may be able to stop cholera virulence.
Top researchers from 28 countries report on their latest research into some of the world's toughest biomedical challenges.
Wesleyan University undergraduates work with dancers to mount a multi-media performance about the human genome.
Bacteria of different species share a common language, which some species can manipulate to confuse other bacteria.