Bacteria http://kut.org en With Jell-O and Lasers, UT Scientists Build Tiny Cages for Bacteria http://kut.org/post/jell-o-and-lasers-ut-scientists-build-tiny-cages-bacteria <p><em>Editor's note: This story was originally published Nov. 19, prior to being rebroadcast on <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/12/05/bacteria-research-texas">WBUR's Here and Now</a>.</em></p><p>When you think of bacteria, you might think about a bunch of mindless, single-celled bugs blindly roaming the world in complete ignorance. But over the past few decades, scientists have found bacteria are much more complicated than that.</p><p>Now, a group of scientists at the University of Texas at Austin has come up with a <a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/10/02/1309729110.full.pdf+html">new way</a> of studying how bacteria interact with the world – and each other.</p><p>You see, scientists have a couple of problems when it comes to studying bacteria.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/120789113&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:10:28 +0000 Matt Largey 9214 at http://kut.org With Jell-O and Lasers, UT Scientists Build Tiny Cages for Bacteria