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Steffanie Strathdee and her husband Tom Patterson have written a book to spread awareness of the surprising, experimental treatment that saved Patterson’s life: a bacteria-fighting virus known as a phage.
Iraqibacter is the deadliest superbug, a bacterial kleptomaniac that collects antibiotic-resistance genes and has sticky “fingers” that cling to lab coats, hospital linens and even body lice
A desperate wife saved her dying husband from a superbug – and jumpstarted global research on a powerful new weapon in the battle against antibiotic-resistant bacteria
When one man fell into a coma, his wife sought out a Soviet-era medical technique called phage therapy that ended up saving his life.
The FDA has given clearance for the first clinical trial in the United States to test an IV-administered bacteriophage-based therapy to kill drug-resistant bacteria.The agency accepted an investigational new drug application for the planned trial from researchers at the University of California, San Diego, according to a news release.
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Scientists have long dismissed “phage therapy” as a fringe idea pushed by eccentrics who enjoy fishing in sewage. But now the Navy is betting on it.
Bacteriophages — viruses found in soil, water and human waste — may be the cure in a post-antibiotic world.
bacteriophages, which are bacteria-killing viruses, succeeded where antibiotics failed.
Physicians are turning to phage therapy as a treatment, which is seen as one of the more promising frontiers in the war on superbugs.
Phages are making a comeback.
How the Navy brought a once-derided scientist out of retirement – and into the virus-selling business
As the Navy tapped into its virus library to treat a man on the brink of death with phage therapy, little did it know it was about to jump-start a virus-selling family business – with a former race-car driver as CEO.