Particles that facilitate communication from one type of cell to another could have applications in medicine and agriculture
28 February 2022
Specially designed nanoparticles have been used to let bacteria communicate with yeast cells by “translating” chemical messages from one form to another. It is the first time that cells from different kingdoms of life have interacted in this way, and the concept could be used in fields ranging from medicine to agriculture.
Antoni Llopis Lorente at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and his colleagues engineered a particle that can process a chemical signal from an E. coli cell, a …