Marculescu featured in Scientific American for molecular tweeting

 

September 2, 2015

ECE’s Radu Marculescu and collaborators are using Twitter as a metaphor to better understand how different bacterial strains communicate with one another via certain chemical signals to form densely matted biofilms that protect them against antibiotics. The team grew and studied various bacterial specimens in order to learn how many bacteria had to bump up against one another and under what circumstances before they started to cooperate to build a biofilm. Read more.

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