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23Jun
2015
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Programming bacteria to detect cancer and maybe treat it

Posted by :ruchiahuja60


"Liver cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to detect, but synthetic biologist Tal Danino had a left-field thought: What if we could create a probiotic, edible bacteria that was "programmed" to find liver tumors? His insight exploits something we're just beginning to understand about bacteria: their power of quorum sensing, or doing something together once they reach critical mass. Danino, a TED Fellow, explains how quorum sensing works — and how clever bacteria working together could someday change cancer treatment."

 

Tag(s) : cancer, bacteria, cancer cell, TED talk, Tal Danino, programmed bacteria,    


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