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GM Phages

#1  Postby Macdoc » May 08, 2019 11:55 pm

I always wondered when the West would catch up on using phages. This is a very good twist.''

Teenager recovers from near death in world-first GM virus treatment
Bacteria-killing viruses known as phages offer hope of solution to antibiotic resistance
Hannah Devlin Science correspondent
Wed 8 May 2019 18.05 BST Last modified on Wed 8 May 2019 22.50 BST

Isabelle Holdaway (R) and her mother, Jo.

A British teenager has made a remarkable recovery after being the first patient in the world to be given a genetically engineered virus to treat a drug-resistant infection.

Isabelle Holdaway, 17, nearly died after a lung transplant left her with an intractable infection that could not be cleared with antibiotics. After a nine-month stay at Great Ormond Street hospital, she returned to her home in Kent for palliative care, but recovered after her consultant teamed up with a US laboratory to develop the experimental therapy.

The scientists behind the breakthrough have said bacteria-killing viruses, known as phages, have the potential to be used as an alternative treatment to counter the growing crisis of human resistance to antibiotics. ... -treatment

Why her mother had to suggest phages is beyond me - there just seems to be this resistance to them
...sometimes...grrrrrr.... :nono:

But good on mom and recovered teen, :clap:
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