Future Virology Introducing yesterday’s phage therapy in today’s medicine

Via Scoop.itVirology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca

The worldwide emergence of ‘superbugs’ and a dry antibiotic pipeline threaten modern society with a return to the preantibiotic era. Phages – the viruses of bacteria – could help fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Phage therapy was first attempted in 1919 by Felix d’Herelle and was commercially developed in the 1930s before being replaced by antibiotics in most of the western world.

 

I have long had a fascination for the use of phages to treat disease – and now it looks like its the new-new wave of the future, as antibiotics begin to fail.

Image courtesy of Russell Kightley Media

Via www.futuremedicine.com

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