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Old 2020-01-30, 02:39   #9
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Originally Posted by a1call View Post
ETA Ii For the record & FWIW from the same paper:
Bacteriophages attack only their host bacteria, not human cells, so they are potentially good candidates to treat bacterial diseases in humans.
This is called "phage therapy" if you want to learn more. It was more popular in the past, and it's making a comeback as antimicrobial resistance is becoming a bigger issue. It's a very surgical approach, no real side effects (unlike antibiotics, which can kill a lot more than the targeted organism), but it can take a lot of work and money to develop a therapy.
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