• The Incredible Bacterial ‘Homing Missiles' That Scientists Want to Harness

    6 days ago - By News Center

    An artistic rendering of tailocins attached to a target bacteria. (Credit: iLexx/iStock and Aliyah Kovner/Berkeley Lab)
    Imagine there are arrows that are lethal when fired on your enemies yet harmless if they fall on your friends. It's easy to see how these would be an amazing advantage in warfare, if they were real. However, something just like these arrows does indeed exist, and they are used in battle... just on a different scale.
    These weapons are called tailocins, and the reality is almost stranger than fiction.
    “Tailocins are extremely strong protein nanomachines made by bacteria,”...
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