Nanophysicist Fatima AlZahra’a Alatraktchi has developed a sensor which detects pseudomonas aeruginosa, a problematic bacterial infection for people with compromised immune systems. Dr. Alatraktchi explains that bacteria “talk” to each other, even sending chemical information to coordinate attacks. In this fascinating Ted Talk, she wonders what if we could listen in on what they are saying?
Nanophysicist On Bacteria’s Secret Language
Original article by Fatima AlZahra'a Alatraktchi published in the Ted Talk on 03/01/2019