Superbug threat prompts West to revisit Soviet-era virus therapy

Alarmed by rising resistance to antibiotics scientists and governments are taking a fresh look at bacteria-chomping viruses first isolated a century ago from the stools of patients recovering from

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.reuters.com

So nearly 100 years after Felix d’Herelle started championing phage therapy, the West is finally taking notice?  I’t actually way past time that they were taken seriously: the Eliava Institute in Georgia has nearly that long a history (d’Herelle influenced the founder to start their enormous collection of phages) of successful treatment of bacterial infections, but westerners have stayed wedded to increasingly ineffective antibiotics for the last 70-something years.

I know what I might work on in my old age….

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One Response to “Superbug threat prompts West to revisit Soviet-era virus therapy”

  1. Reuben Says:

    Felix d’herelle was just too awesome.. But they really should have considered his work over antibiotics.. And than God for Eliava institute!!

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