James Kingsland
October 19 2021

  • Scientists have proposed that phages — viruses that replicate inside bacteria — could help stem the rising tide of antibiotic resistance.
  • However, the discovery that bacteria growing in culture flasks in the laboratory evolve rapid genetic resistance to these viruses has hindered earlier attempts to develop phage therapies.
  • A new study suggests that this is less likely to occur in parts of the body where susceptible bacteria remain in tight spaces, such as capillaries.
  • Researchers believe that a cocktail of antibiotics and phages may one day provide effective treatments against antibiotic resistant bacteria.

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