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And why they are the next generation of antibiotics

Bacteriophages

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And why?

Are superbugs a threat?

For Bacteriophages

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Poland employs phage therapy in hospitals

2005

Russia employs phage therapy

1930

Felix d'herelle re-discovers phages

1917

Twort discovers phages

1915

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- Phage therapy as a therapeutic treatment- Innocuous against host (human) cells- Are they better than antibiotics?- Broad spectrum antibiotic's adverse effects

What is phage therapy?

  • Antibiotics - kills bacteria efficiently
  • Can present adverse effects to the human body
  • Can have extremely negative effects on the body's microbiome
  • Were made pofit off of after two Oxford professors mass produced them
  • Phages - innocuous to host (human) cells
  • High specificity for what bacteria they kill
  • Can evolve against bacteria so superbugs aren't an issue
  • Only aren't in force because of capitalism and greed

comparison

  • Is it because of antibiotics?
  • Was completely forgotten - complete obscurity
  • Ehrlich even intended it to be a "magic bullet"

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  • They had great commercial success

How did people forget about phages?

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