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Phages hit the spotlight again


Damien McGuinness and Deborah Cohen of the BBC report of phages, bacteria eating viruses that have long been used in Georgia, but seem relatively unknown in parts of the western world.

Once the topic in an episode of Horizon, phages are seen by some as the best option to fight bacteria, as these are becoming increasingly resistant to various antibiotics.

Phages work by getting into bacterial cells and replicating until it has killed the host.


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