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Tag archive for : phage therapy

Tag archive for : phage therapy

This man should have died, but phage infusions saved his life

August 11, 2017

Tom Patterson should have died during those weeks in March 2016 when he lay comatose, a lethal strain of ­multi-drug-resistant bacteria raging through his body. Antibiotics proved useless, and his doctors were grim. They were losing him. He should have died, but he didn’t. Instead, in desperation, a novel approach … Continue reading

Posted : 2017 , News

Scientists are dusting off a long-forgotten weapon to cope with modern bacteria

July 27, 2017

In 1915, British scientist Frederick Twort saw something weird happening to the bacteria that had invaded his viral cultures: They were disappearing, a sign they had been destroyed. Two years later, French-Canadian microbiologist Félix d’ Hérelle observed the same phenomenon in his own lab. Both researchers, working independently, concluded that … Continue reading

Posted : 2017 , News

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