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Virus and bioinformatics articles with some microbiology and immunology thrown in for good measure
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Molecules found to counter antibiotic resistance

Molecules found to counter antibiotic resistance | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Molecules made in a lab can foil antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
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What is needed for phage therapy to become a reality in Western medicine?

What is needed for phage therapy to become a reality in Western medicine? | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it

The current status of phage therapy approaches is reviewed and possible hurdles to a practical medical application of bacteriophages in Western countries are identified as discussed at a recent EMBO meeting on “Viruses of Microbes” in Brussels. In view of the growing antibiotic resistance crisis, a coordinated effort by the public health sector is needed to evaluate the potential of phage therapy as an adjunct to antibiotics.

 T4 coliphage picture by Russell Kightley Media


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Ed Rybicki's curator insight, May 29, 2013 10:45 AM

 

 I missed this first time around - but it is one of the most-downloaded papers from Virology, so probably well worth a read.Or getting into the field...?