Phage therapy for antibiotic resistant bacterial infections

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Antibiotic resistant bacteria are becoming a serious health problem. This has led scientists to take another look at the old technique of using bacteriophage to destroy bacteria. Bacteriophage therapy was used for many years but lost favor with the advent of antibiotics in the 1940's. It looks like they are back in favor and being used very effectively in patients who might otherwise die.

The first link describes how bacteriophage work and the second explains how they are being used in patients. The third video is a real example of how a life was saved. There are many more detailed videos available for those interested.

Phage Therapy

A video showing how Bacteriophages work

Bacteriophages & Phage Therapy

Phage Expert and M.D. Lasha Gogokhia explains the history behind bacteriophages and how they can successfully treat bacterial infections and diseases.

Phage Treatment Saves A Life

Scientists and physicians at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, working with colleagues at the U.S. Navy Medical Research Center (NMRC), Texas A&M University, a San Diego-based biotech and elsewhere, have successfully used an experimental therapy.