Phage therapy .. a new frontier in healthcare

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Hannah Devlin, Guardian UK Science Correspondent, reports that two US patients have recovered from intractable infections after being treated with a pioneering phage therapy involving genetically engineered bacteria-killing viruses.

A 26-year-old man with cystic fibrosis, was approaching death after suffering a chronic lung infection.  After being given the phage therapy, his infection cleared allowing him to receive a lung transplant and resume an active life.

And, a 56-year-old man with severe arthritis, showed a remarkable recovery from a skin infection that was taking hold of his body and which had proved untreatable with conventional drugs.  

For more information see:  https://www.inkl.com/news/phage-therapy-successes-boost-fight-against-drug-resistant-infections/AxPVJbcAXN




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