• Phage therapy research brings scientists a step closer to harnessing viruses to fight antibiotic resistance

    14 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Phage therapy is the concept of using viruses to kill bacteria, instead of using antibiotics. Until now, experiments have largely focussed on exposing bacteria to phage in a flask. Now, researchers have developed a new way to mimic these microenvironments, in which a single bacterium would colonize a specific area. Using this method, the team found that in these microenvironments Escherichia coli, a bacterium that is often responsible for food poisoning, does not become genetically resistant to phage, and the majority of the bacterial population is killed by phage.
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