Resistance free Anti-biotics may seem like a physicians pipe-dream but a new discovery about how bacteria coordinate and wreak havoc inside our bodies has just given us new hope in this direction.

Dr. Bonnie Bassler and her colleagues at Princeton have uncovered a dark secret about many disease causing bacteria and they are working on developing potent anti-biotics that can stem infectious bacterial diseases in their roots.

Normally every infection has an incubation period during which bacteria multiply in our body and after a while these bacteria start their offensive. This is common knowledge.

But according to Dr. Bassler, bacteria have a chemical mediated communication system that lets them assess their population strength and become virulent only after they have sufficient numbers. Now their team is working to disrupt this communication system and stop the bacteria from ever mounting an offensive. Same old bacteria but no more disease. Now this is news :-)