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    Default Forgotten Tale Of Phage Therapy Revealed

    University of Jyväskylä - Jyväskylän yliopisto
    March 27 2020


    In the current situation when the fear of virus infections in the public is common, it is good to remember that some viruses can be extremely beneficial for humankind, even save lives. Such viruses, phages, infect bacteria. The research conducted at the University of Jyväskylä shed some light on the phage therapy history. It revealed that Brazil was a strong user and developer of phage therapy in 1920-40's. The research was published in Lancet Infectious Diseases -publication on March 2020.

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    IIRC from what I've read in the past about phage therapy, it is extremely specific to the bacterium that it's intended to treat. I believe that was one of the limitations as to further pursuing its use in fighting disease.
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    Russia used phage therapies until a few years ago, they could buy them OTC. There seems to be endless money for developing a vaccine - why not a specific phage? Or maybe it can't be patented?

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