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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 News | 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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 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...?
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Microbial image of the month

Microbial image of the month | Virology News | Scoop.it
micromicrobe: “ Microbial image of the month I’ve previously posted an image of a single phage, but this month’s image shows phages in action, infecting a bacterial cell. With their tail fibres and...
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So. UNBELIEVABLY. Frakkin'. Cool!  Thanks, @AJCann!

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