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”