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To detect diseases earlier, let’s speak bacteria’s secret language | Fatima AlZahra’a Alatraktchi

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Bacteria "talk" to each other, sending chemical information to coordinate attacks. What if we could listen to what they were saying? Nanophysicist Fatima AlZahra'a Alatraktchi invented a tool to spy on bacterial chatter and translate their secret communication into human language. Her work could pave the way for early diagnosis of disease — before we even get sick.

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26 Comments on To detect diseases earlier, let’s speak bacteria’s secret language | Fatima AlZahra’a Alatraktchi

  1. Jay Dragonarc Productions // 19th April 2019 at 5:52 pm // Reply

    Never been this early to a TED talk before.

  2. Steven the Cheetah // 19th April 2019 at 5:55 pm // Reply

    I love her voice & accent! Great talk!

  3. Can we create a rebellion inside the bacterias and turn them against each other? Like we usually do ti topple governments

  4. Fatima you’re doing original work bravo and your amusing too perhaps you’ll get a nobel prize in 5 years time !

  5. Would have liked to see a demo of her device, never heard bacteria speak before. Can this method determine the type of bacteria, like what causes Lyme disease?

  6. Amazing¡ i hope this method gets to everyone around the world¡

  7. Bacteria’s secret language? Metallic Archaea? Nano machines?

  8. Zivojin Limanic // 19th April 2019 at 6:21 pm // Reply

    This is not helping my germophobia…

  9. Knight Of The Blood Oath. // 19th April 2019 at 6:23 pm // Reply

    I appreciate your such an amazing technique and truly amazed.

  10. Ahmed M.Abdultawab // 19th April 2019 at 7:21 pm // Reply

    Great person and scientist go on Fatima you are a role model for a lot of girls around the world

  11. Fantastic sister. Its phenomenal wow

  12. This woman is a genius. Any Doctor that does not believe in her or her tools is not a good Doctor. This woman’s knowledge needs to be spread like a bacteria among the masses of Doctors in our world. This knowledge will save lives and probably already has. Please share this clip with everyone you know so that it will eventually end up in the right hands of the right person to allow it’s availability as tool in every hospital the world. Thank you for your knowledge. Thank you for caring enough about people’s lives to do something so incredible. Thank you again and again!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

    • _and you, all of us have billions of bacteria eaters a.k.a phages are hunting their targeted bacterias 24/7, very much bigger than WW2_

  13. JustLivingLife // 19th April 2019 at 8:01 pm // Reply

    I never would’ve known about this interesting topic had I not clicked on this Ted talk. She is very inspiring and hopefully this technology becomes viable and can help prevent unnecessary deaths in the future.

  14. Sachin Rathod // 19th April 2019 at 8:12 pm // Reply

    That is really a milestone in medicine, hat’s off to your work

  15. Robbie Stokes // 19th April 2019 at 8:18 pm // Reply

    Wow freaking amazing. Thank you for this.

  16. theweaponjosh // 19th April 2019 at 8:19 pm // Reply

    This is amazing! Keep up the great work!

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