How bacterial communication ‘goes with the flow’ in causing infection, blockage

Screen Shot 2016-01-13 at 11.24.15 AMNew work from Princeton University researchers shows that the effectiveness of bacteria’s ability to keep in touch is influenced by the physical characteristics and flow of fluid in the environments they’re invading. The findings provide a better understanding of where and when in a system scientists can interfere with bacterial communication to help prevent infections and blockages.