Bacterial ‘communication system’ could be used to stop, kill cancer cells, study finds

24 septiembre 2014

A molecule used as a communication system by bacteria can be manipulated to prevent cancer cells from spreading, a study has demonstrated. «During an infection, bacteria release molecules which allow them to ‘talk’ to each other,» said the lead author of the study. «Depending on the type of molecule released, the signal will tell other bacteria to multiply, escape the immune system or even stop spreading.»