Tal Danino: We can use bacteria to detect cancer (and maybe treat it)   Leave a comment

Possible break-through in liver cancer research…

Emilio Cogliani

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.

from TEDTalks (hd) http://ift.tt/1crxDWh

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Posted 7 May, 2015 by Wolf is my Soul in News/Nyheter

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