Eavesdropping on Bacterial Chit-Chat


The bacteria living inside our bodies are constantly sending signals to each other, and sometimes these bacterial conversations can make infections worse. Tiffany Zarrella, a postdoctoral fellow in the Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Health, has come up with a way to eavesdrop on this bacterial chit-chat and identify the signals they use to communicate. She hopes her discoveries will help scientists come up with new ways to prevent or treat life-threatening infections.

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This page was last updated on Monday, August 7, 2023