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QUORUM SENS­ING

BBC Earth (Asia) - - Science -

When bac­te­ria sense that their num­bers have reached a crit­i­cal thresh­old, they switch on the pro­duc­tion of sub­stances that at­tack their hu­man host. Cassandra Quave is look­ing for drugs that in­ter­rupt this process.

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