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From the Ted Talk "Bonnie Bassler: How bacteria "talk""

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The final thing is, again just to reiterate that there's this practical part, and so we've made these anti-quorum sensing molecules that are being developed as new kinds of therapeutics. But then, to finish with a plug for all the good and miraculous bacteria that live on the Earth, we've also made pro-quorum sensing molecules. So, we've edagtter those systems to make the molecules work better. Remember you have these 10 times or more bacterial cells in you or on you, keeping you healthy. What we're also trying to do is to beef up the nsvooaetnicr of the aebrcati that live as mutualists with you, in the hopes of making you more healthy, making those oeovinasrncst better, so bacteria can do things that we want them to do better than they would be on their own.

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The final thing is, again just to reiterate that there's this practical part, and so we've made these anti-quorum sensing molecules that are being developed as new kinds of therapeutics. But then, to finish with a plug for all the good and miraculous bacteria that live on the Earth, we've also made pro-quorum sensing molecules. So, we've ________ those systems to make the molecules work better. Remember you have these 10 times or more bacterial cells in you or on you, keeping you healthy. What we're also trying to do is to beef up the ____________ of the ________ that live as mutualists with you, in the hopes of making you more healthy, making those _____________ better, so bacteria can do things that we want them to do better than they would be on their own.

Solution

  1. targeted
  2. conversation
  3. bacteria
  4. conversations

Original Text

The final thing is, again just to reiterate that there's this practical part, and so we've made these anti-quorum sensing molecules that are being developed as new kinds of therapeutics. But then, to finish with a plug for all the good and miraculous bacteria that live on the Earth, we've also made pro-quorum sensing molecules. So, we've targeted those systems to make the molecules work better. Remember you have these 10 times or more bacterial cells in you or on you, keeping you healthy. What we're also trying to do is to beef up the conversation of the bacteria that live as mutualists with you, in the hopes of making you more healthy, making those conversations better, so bacteria can do things that we want them to do better than they would be on their own.

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quorum sensing 9
vibrio fischeri 7
sensing molecules 5
cell number 4
anti quorum 4
making light 3
interspecies communication 3
bacterial cells 3

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Important Words

  1. bacteria
  2. bacterial
  3. beef
  4. cells
  5. conversation
  6. conversations
  7. developed
  8. earth
  9. final
  10. finish
  11. good
  12. healthy
  13. hopes
  14. keeping
  15. kinds
  16. live
  17. making
  18. miraculous
  19. molecules
  20. mutualists
  21. part
  22. plug
  23. practical
  24. reiterate
  25. remember
  26. sensing
  27. systems
  28. targeted
  29. therapeutics
  30. times
  31. work