paul turner

  • Doctors Used Bacteria-Killing Viruses to Take Down an Incurable Superbug

    Doctors Used Bacteria-Killing Viruses to Take Down an Incurable Superbug

    The enemy of our bacterial enemy can indeed be our friend. In a new case report, doctors say they were able to treat their patient’s long-festering, drug-resistant infection with the help of specially grown bacteriophages — viruses that infect bacteria. Large-scale clinical trials will likely be needed for these treatments to become widely used, though.