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To detect diseases earlier, let’s speak bacteria’s secret language | Fatima AlZahra’a Alatraktchi

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Bacteria “talk” to each other, sending chemical information to coordinate attacks. What if we could listen to what they were saying? Nanophysicist Fatima AlZahra’a Alatraktchi invented a tool to spy on bacterial chatter and translate their secret communication into human language. Her work could pave the way for early diagnosis of disease — before we even get sick.

Source: TED Talks Daily (SD video)
Author: Fatima AlZahra’a Alatraktchi