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Posted at Feb 21, 2015 by MG

Virus found in sewage shows promise in treating dental procedure infections »

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The rise of superbugs is spurring research into alternative ways of fighting resistant bacteria that cause serious infections. One such avenue is a revival of an old idea – using viruses to infect and eliminate bacteria.
30,000 times magnified image of phages shows some still binding to dead bacteria.
Bacteriophages – or “phages" – are viruses that infect bacteria. Through a long history of co-evolution with bacteria, they have evolved into highly effective “professional killers" of the bugs.

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