Using viruses against bacteria 

Antimicrobial resistance poses a significant threat to healthcare. Ultra-microscopic viruses called bacteriophages might hold a solution.

Scientists discovered bacteriophages over 100 years ago. Since then, they have developed phage therapies that target and kill harmful bacteria, leaving helpful bacteria untouched. Once abandoned in favor of more recent discoveries using antibiotics, more scientists are revisiting the idea of phage therapy for mitigating bacterial diseases. 

Download this poster from Drug Discovery News to explore the history of bacteriophages, how they work, and their therapeutic potential. 

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