Will phage therapy be a mainstream antibacterial tool in future? If so, what are the approaches to make them practical?

Dr. Jean-Paul Pirnay Senior Researcher, Queen Astrid Military Hospital in Brussels Synopsis In an article titled “Phage Therapy in the Year 2035” in Frontiers in Microbiology under Advances in Phage Therapy: Present Challenges and Future Perspectives by Dr. Jean-Paul Pirnay enlightens a hypothesis and theory article on the path forward that is required to makeContinue reading “Will phage therapy be a mainstream antibacterial tool in future? If so, what are the approaches to make them practical?”

A chronicle of a teenager who underwent phage therapy against Mycobacterium infection

A rejoiced mom reiterates the saga of how she saved her daughter from a superbug infection, Mycobacterium abscessus, and the post-therapeutic life of Isabella. When the antibiotics failed, a forgotten therapy (The Phage Therapy) came to their rescue. Like any other mom, Jo Carnell-Holdaway was desperate to save her child from the suffering that isContinue reading “A chronicle of a teenager who underwent phage therapy against Mycobacterium infection”

A brief history about the superheroes: the bacteriophages

Bacteriophages (phages) are viruses of the bacteria which have the capability to infect and kill bacteria. Based on their life-cycle, they are classified into lytic and temperate phages. The history of works relating to bacteriophages dates back to the year 1896 where an English chemist Ernest Hankin reports the bactericidal activity of waters collected fromContinue reading “A brief history about the superheroes: the bacteriophages”