Biofilm Essentials for Advanced Psychiatric Diagnosis

This animation illustrates how bacteria form a biofilm. A biofilm - more commonly know as "slime" - is a surface-attached community of microorganisms. Formation of a biofilm involves a series of bacterial processes, including bacterial signalling and quorum sensing, production of pili and secretion of an extracellular polymer matrix.

This animation was produced for the Centre for Microbial Innovation, at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. See http://www.cmi.ac.nz for more information.

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Biofilm Essentials for Advanced Psychiatric Diagnosis

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These short videos summarize the growing importance of biofilm and chronic inflammation - as seen so frequently in refractory psychiatric presentations. Biofilms create treatment failure more often than currently appreciated.

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