Researchers are working on a new powerful weapon against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. In the fight against the artificial cells are used to them, that deceived dangerous microorganisms that can not be exposed to drugs.
Scientists have created artificial cells that are so similar to the real thing, they can enter into chemical bonds with them. These man-made bacteria cells cells reported that they differ from other cells, and hence they can be affected by antibiotics. The main purpose of the use of artificial cells will fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the future. Researchers at the University of Trento in Italy in the course of the experiments showed that these artificial cells successfully pass through the Turing test, which measures the level of machine intelligence.
The basis of the Turing test is the ability of the machine to make a person believe that he communicates with the other person. To do this, you must demonstrate a certain level of artificial intelligence. To create an artificial cell, scientists have built a tiny cell-like structure, saturated with their own DNA instruction. Artificial cells have demonstrated their ability to listen to the live bacteria cells. And these bacterial cells react to artificial cells, sending them to chemical signals.
Scientists emphasize that it is now possible has been the creation of artificial cells, entering into a dialogue with the chemical bacteria. These cells are capable of producing specific proteins in response to external stimuli, via which the dialogue. As the authors of the study hope artificial bacteria will fight the organisms that cause dangerous diseases.