SciCafe: Tiny Conspiracies: Cell-to-Cell Communication in Bacteria
April 3, 2013
The concept of “small talk” has taken on a new meaning since molecular biologist Bonnie Bassler began investigating the microscopic world of bacteria. Bassler researches a process called quorum sensing, in which bacteria communicate with one another to coordinate their behavior, even to mount attacks on higher organisms, including humans.
SciCafe is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.
This project was supported by the National Center for Research Resources and the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives of the National Institutes of Health through Grant Number R25 OD011093.
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June 5, 2013
Musician and surgeon Charles Limb, of the Peabody Conservatory of Music and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, used functional MRI to measure activity in the brains of musicians as they play music, finding deep implications for our understanding of creativity of all kinds.