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Why can’t we use antibiotics against viruses

Although not “phage therapy” in the original sense, the use of phages as delivery mechanisms for traditional antibiotics constitutes another possible therapeutic use. Salutary contributions of viruses to medicine and public health. Targeted drug-carrying bacteriophages as antibacterial nanomedicines”. Development and Use of Personalized Bacteriophage-Based Therapeutic Cocktails To Treat a Why can’t we use antibiotics against… Read More »

Medical News Today: Common foods alter gut bacteria by influencing viruses

A group of researchers has brought the idea of food as a medicine one step closer. They have identified certain common foodstuffs that alter our microbiome. In science today, food and gut bacteria are two topics that are guaranteed to fuel interest and debate. Both, of course, are interrelated, and a new study focuses on… Read More »

Bio-warfare experts question why Canada was sending lethal viruses to China

In a table-top pandemic exercise at Johns Hopkins University last year, a pathogen based on the emerging Nipah virus was released by fictional extremists, killing 150 million people. A less apocalyptic scenario mapped out by a blue-ribbon U.S. panel envisioned Nipah being dispersed by terrorists and claiming over 6,000 American lives. Scientists from Canada’s National… Read More »