Rather than trying to kill dangerous bacteria, Professor Bonnie Bassler is working to modify their behaviour and reveal the bacteria secrets.
Bonnie Bassler “We don’t have to totally win, that’s not the goal. The goal is simply to find out enough to be able to do something useful and then let the next science find out the next thing that’s enough to do something useful.”
Bacteria evolution can occur very rapidly, building resistance to antibiotics at an alarming rate with the development of killer bugs like MRSA.
Many farmers thought it was the best way to keep closely packed animals healthy and for them to grow faster, but Professor Lance Price believes the superbug he was tracking was created, with bacteria evolution, as a result of this kind of antibiotic use.
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