Her Husband Was Dying From A Superbug. She Turned To Sewer Viruses Collected By The Navy.

May 6, 2017

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Scientists have long dismissed “phage therapy” as a fringe idea pushed by eccentrics who enjoy fishing in sewage. But now the Navy is betting on it. Two days after walking through the pyramids, Tom Patterson got very sick. The psychiatry professor was in Egypt with his wife on one of their many adventurous vacations away from […]

Terminally Ill Patient Successfully Treated with Bacteriophage

April 26, 2017

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April 26, 2017 07:07 PM Eastern Daylight Time GAITHERSBURG, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, Inc. (APT), a clinical-stage company founded to provide an effective therapeutic response to the global rise of multi-drug resistant (MDR) pathogenic bacteria, announced that a therapeutic approach leveraging bacteriophage (phage), as outlined in 2003 by NIH Emeritus Scientist, Carl R Merril, MD, (Merril, et al, Nature Reviews; […]

Novel Phage Therapy Saves Patient with Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Infection

April 25, 2017

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Intravenous viruses are used to target deadly bacterium; dramatic case suggests potential alternative to failing antibiotics