A few weeks ago my old Podiatric College roommate sent me a link to a fascinating YouTube video.  I then sent it to a few friends who, in turn, posted it on a few other blogs so it has become a minor viral (or should I say “bacterial”) success.  This lecture, by Professor Eshal Ben-Jacob of Tel Aviv University, covers aspects of bacterial communication and their “social interactions” as regulated by various stimuli.  It is an utterly fascinating subject presented in a clear, understandable manner with incredible videos and photographs.  This work has major implications in the way bacteria become pathogenic, are currently treated and some future directions that could be considered.  Just as a “heads-up” it will take a commitment of time from you, the viewer, as the lecture is an hour long but please don’t let that keep you from viewing it in its entirety.  It is absolutely worth it.