Viral rescue: the benefits of a cocktail of live viruses | Curio

Viral rescue: the benefits of a cocktail of live viruses

20 mins | Apr 18, 2018

Antibiotics are undoubtedly one of the bigger miracles of modern medicine... at least, until our illnesses become immune to their effects. That’s where phages come in: cocktails of viruses that render offending bacteria in our bodies more vulnerable to antibiotics. Emily Monosson, writing in Aeon magazine, explores how phage therapy can save lives when even the best antibiotics fail.

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