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Viruses to fight superbugs? Scientists are working on it


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It’s an attractively simple idea: Use a virus to infect the bacteria that are infecting a person. And it’s by no means new.

Bacteriophages were discovered in the early 20th century and were even used to treat bacterial infections in the 1920s and 1930s, especially in the former USSR. But with the discovery of antibiotics, bacteriophage research became largely forgotten, at least in the West.

Antibiotics were so good at treating bacterial infections, and the early research around phages was not enough to convince many researchers to pursue them as a potential therapy. There was perhaps an element of geopolitical stigma that put off Western researchers, too: Phages were still being used in the USSR, particularly in Georgia, where the Eliava Institute, an influential center for bacteriophage therapy, was opened in 1923.

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/phage-viruses-fighting-drug-resistant-bacteria

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Of course! Using bacteriophages!

That's a brilliant idea, I hope something comes of it and that it goes mainstream as soon as possible!

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Ever watch "I AM LEGEND"?  

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