MadSci Network: Microbiology

Subject: Why don't we use phage medicines?

Date: Mon May 11 08:41:34 1998
Posted by Stefan Gershater
Grade level: undergrad
School: University of Surrey
City: Guildford State/Province: Surrey
Country: United Kingdom
Area of science: Microbiology
ID: 894894094.Mi

I have recently heard about the discovery in the former USSR that 
bacterial phage are being used to treat MRSA type infections, with 
remarkable success.  Why does this approach seem to have been met with 
only mediocre response in the West- is it academic snobbery?

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