Illustration of bacteriophages infecting a bacterium
Phages Treat Gut Inflammation in Mice
Mixtures of viruses that attack inflammatory bowel disease–causing bacteria in mice also survive the digestive tract and are well-tolerated in humans, a study finds.
Phages Treat Gut Inflammation in Mice
Phages Treat Gut Inflammation in Mice

Mixtures of viruses that attack inflammatory bowel disease–causing bacteria in mice also survive the digestive tract and are well-tolerated in humans, a study finds.

Mixtures of viruses that attack inflammatory bowel disease–causing bacteria in mice also survive the digestive tract and are well-tolerated in humans, a study finds.

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Opinion: We Need More than New Antibiotics to Fight Resistance
Neil S. Greenspan and Arturo Casadevall | Nov 1, 2019
Metabolic disrupters, phages, and other approaches are going to be needed to treat the broadest possible range of patients infected by bacterial pathogens resistant to multiple drugs.
Bacteriophages to the Rescue
Emily Monosson | Jul 16, 2017
Phage therapy is but one example of using biological entities to reduce our reliance on antibiotics and other failing chemical solutions.
Book Excerpt from Natural Defense
Emily Monosson | Jul 16, 2017
In Chapter 3, “The Enemy of Our Enemy Is Our Friend: Infecting the Infection,” author Emily Monosson makes the case for bacteriophage therapy in the treatment of infectious disease.
All Together Now
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2016
Understanding the biological roots of cooperation might help resolve some of the biggest scientific challenges we face.
Viral Soldiers
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 1, 2016
Phage therapy to combat bacterial infections is garnering attention for the second time in 100 years, but solid clinical support for its widespread use is still lacking.
Targeting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria with CRISPR and Phages
Anna Azvolinsky | May 18, 2015
Researchers develop a CRISPR-based, two-phage system that sensitizes resistant bacteria to antibiotics and selectively kills any remaining drug-resistant bugs. 
Bacteriophage Boom?
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 29, 2014
Researchers are putting a fresh crop of phage-based products to agricultural and medical use, on farms and in early-stage clinical trials.