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a study from researchers at Wuhan University develops a hybrid bacteriophage or phage capable of modulating the gut microbiota to suppress colorectal cancer growth. The team states they selected the M13 phage species due to its propensity for binding to Fn, coating the phage in silver to successfully block immunosuppression in the tumor microenvironment (TME).

Augmented bacteriophage modulates gut microbiota to fight cancer.

Symbiotic bacteria can be found living in and on the majority of our body’s surfaces, with 99 percent of these micro-interlopers inhabiting the human gastrointestinal tract. These intestinal microbes are … Continue Reading Augmented bacteriophage modulates gut microbiota to fight cancer.

New bacteriophage precision medicine reverses antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

At its annual assembly in Geneva last week, the World Health Organization approved a radical and far-reaching plan to slow the rapid, extensive spread of antibiotic resistance around the world. … Continue Reading New bacteriophage precision medicine reverses antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

New bacteriophage-based assay gives a person’s whole viral infection history in a drop of blood.

New technology developed by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers makes it possible to test for current and past infections with any known human virus by … Continue Reading New bacteriophage-based assay gives a person’s whole viral infection history in a drop of blood.

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