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  • Novel Phage Therapy Saves Patient With Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Infection
    Scientists and physicians at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, working with colleagues at the U.S. Navy Medical Research Center - Biological Defense Research Directorate (NMRC-BDRD), Texas A&M University, a San Diego-based biotech and elsewhere, ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Bacteriophages Act as Natural Drugs to Combat Superbugs
    Viruses that specifically kill bacteria, called bacteriophages, might one day help solve the growing problem of bacterial infections that are resistant to antibiotic treatment. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical ...More
    April 19, 2017 Posted in News
  • Phage Therapy Shown to Kill Superbug
    Scientists from the University of Liverpool have shown that phage therapy could offer a safe and effective alternative to antibiotics in the treatment of cystic fibrosis lung infections. Chronic lung infections caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa are becoming ...More
    March 13, 2017 Posted in News
  • Study Sheds Light on Phages and Precision Cell Destruction
    Phage therapy, which exploits the ability of certain viruses to infect and replicate within bacteria, shows promise for treating antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. But the design of such therapies depends on a solid understanding of how phages do their work. "Phages ...More
    January 11, 2017 Posted in News
  • New Modes of Bacteriophage Spread are Discovered
    Bacteriophages (phages) are probably the most abundant entities in nature, often exceeding bacterial densities by an order of magnitude. As viral predators of bacteria, phages have a major impact on bacterial communities by reducing some bacteria and enabling others to ...More
    January 11, 2017 Posted in News
  • Canadian Researchers Develop a Microresonator Array to Detect Specific Pathogens
    Bacterial pathogens pose serious health risks, especially for infants, young children, elderly and those with compromised immune systems. The evolution of drug-resistant bacteria is particularly concerning in the fight against disease. A research team in Canada is exploring ...More
    November 10, 2016 Posted in News
  • Fundamental Action Mechanisms of Phage Therapy are Revealed
    In an article published in PLoS Genetics on July 5, scientists from the Institut Pasteur and the Belgian-based Université catholique de Louvain identify for the first time the genetic and metabolic mechanisms underpinning the therapeutic action of a bacteriophage ...More
    July 11, 2016 Posted in News
  • Bacteriophage 'Cocktail' Shows Significant Promise for Clostridium difficile Infections
    A new University of Leicester study has confirmed the therapeutic potential of bacteriophage combinations to treat highly infectious bacteria C. difficile infections (CDI) while retaining a healthy gut. A team led by Martha Clokie, professor of microbiology at the ...More
    June 3, 2016 Posted in News
  • Phage 'Fishing' Yields New Weapon Against Antibiotic Resistance
    Yale researchers were fishing for a new weapon against antibiotic resistance and found one floating in a Connecticut pond, they report May 26, 2016 in the journal Scientific Reports. The virus called a bacteriophage, found in Dodge Pond in East Lyme, attacks a common ...More
    May 26, 2016 Posted in News
  • Study Finds Vast Diversity Among Viruses That Infect Bacteria
    Viruses that infect bacteria are among the most abundant life forms on Earth. Our oceans and soils, and potentially even our own bodies, would be overrun with bacteria were it not for bacteria-eating viruses--called bacteriophages--that keep the microbial balance in check. ...More
    March 24, 2016 Posted in News
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