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Bonnie Bassler: The secret, social lives of bacteria

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Uploaded on Apr 8, 2009

http://www.ted.com Bonnie Bassler discovered that bacteria "talk" to each other, using a chemical language that lets them coordinate defense and mount attacks. The find has stunning implications for medicine, industry -- and our understanding of ourselves.

See this INTERVIEW with Bonnie Bassler, "the Bacteria Whisperer" on the TED Blog: http://blog.ted.com/2009/04/the_secre...

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