Phage Therapy

∞ generated and posted on 2016.03.20 ∞

Means of combating nuisance bacteria by employing specific viral antagonists to the bacteria.

Phage Therapy is the use viruses (bacteriophages) to kill bacteria that can be harmful to us.

For discussion of phage therapy, see phage-therapy.org Phage-therapy.org.

The following video is a nice if choppily spliced introduction from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The following video is a bit short on the science and long on the drama, though there is a bit of gore to keep things interesting:

This video shows phage therapy from more of the potential commercial side of things:

Bacteriophage-mediated removal of pathogenic bacteria from foods:


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