Thursday, December 13, 2018

Evesdropping Viruses

This has absolutely nothing to do with type 2 diabetes. At least not yet. But it's fascinating.

Apparently, viruses can intercept molecules bacteria use to communicate with themselves and use that information to time their attack on the bacteria.

Are bacteria and viruses intercepting molecules human organs use to communicate? Or are various organs hijacking molecules other organs use to communicate with their kind?

It opens up a whole world of new ways of thinking about physiology.

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