Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Chemical coatings boss around bacteria, in the bugs' own language

Researchers have developed a way to place onto surfaces special coatings that chemically 'communicate' with bacteria, telling them what to do. The coatings, which could be useful in inhibiting or promoting bacterial growth as needed, possess this controlling power over bacteria because, in effect, they 'speak' the bug's own language.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/2rgKGSJ

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