TWiM 6: Antibacterial therapy with bacteriophage: Reality or fiction?

May 4, 2011

bacteriophage_modelHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Cliff Mintz, Michael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter

On episode #6 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Cliff, Michael and Elio review the use of bacteriophages to manage infections, and the presence of antibiotic resistance genes in bacteriophages from urban sewage and river water.

Download TWiM #6 (57 MB .mp3, 82 minutes).

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The model of bacteriophage T4 shown in the photo is described here.

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One comment on “TWiM 6: Antibacterial therapy with bacteriophage: Reality or fiction?

  1. Paleocena Aug 1, 2016

    The main issue is that you can’t patent a phage, therefore a lot of people are going to lose their jobs in the antibiotic industries.

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