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Phages Used To Treat Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria


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#1 VictorMedvil

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 12:51 AM

It seems the future is coming closer with the usage of Genetically Modified Bacteriophages to treat Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in patients with success It seems that not only are viruses useful for Gene Therapy but have a secondary usage, read more at https://www.hhmi.org...erial-infection



#2 fahrquad

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 08:17 PM

If I remember my high school biology from 1978 correctly, a bacteriophage consists of a protein coat enclosing an RNA strand that latches onto a bacterium and injects the RNA strand which then hijacks the bacteria to manufacture more phages.  Using them for treating antibiotic resistant bacteria is a novel approach.


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Posted 01 June 2019 - 09:48 AM

Somewhere in one of my newsletters, I saw a  link with subject that bacteria fight each other in an effort to eliminate bad bacteria.

 

That is clumsily put as I didn't read the article.  Maybe I'll go back and find it.



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Posted 01 June 2019 - 09:11 PM

Bacteria:

 

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