Phages: The Virus that Cures

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With Multidrug-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) threatening to infect huge numbers of patients who make even short trips to the hospital, and the gradual increase in the number of bacteria that are resistant to all known antibiotics, scientists are turning to new ways to conquer the killer bugs.

The emergence of dangerous antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria is most prevalent in the USA where antibiotics are available over the counter and are often mishandled. The answers to these problems may be locked in the science of the former Soviet Union, and whether this potential can be unlocked depends on subtle aspects of intellectual property and patent law, since pharmaceutical companies must be able to control the revenues from a discovery

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  • Az

    Amazing! This should be common knowledge!
    obviously somebody does not want us all to have access to this wonderful cure.

  • SylvanaDarkmyst

    I’m not even a scientist but I wish I was working in this field right now.  Everyone should know about this.

  • SylvanaDarkmyst

    I’m not even a scientist but I wish I was working in this field right now.  Everyone should know about this.

  • Ken Drumbolis

    Fascinating research in an informative doc which unfortunately only skims over the issue of patents and the apparent appropriation of knowledge from the years of painstaking research by Georgian scientists.
    It has been said that 70% of deaths from bacterial infection are caused by antibiotic resistant strains. That stat is surely to climb until the FDA and the scientific community respond appropriately to the growing threat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.smithson1 Benjamin Smithson

    would be interesting to see an up to date doc on this. Seems insane that we are so attached to antibiotics in the west, plus the fact that they are over the counter in the states to the point that viruses are evolving to handle  stronger and stronger antibiotics !! crazzy stuff