Benjamin Chan, a co-author of the study and associate research scientist in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University, and his team of scientists, collected the phages
used in the treatment.
Two of our phage
isolates, JPh-11 and MG-23, showed antibacterial activity against broad range of MDR S.
Although it's too early to say if phages
can one day make a breakthrough in medical technology, tiny discoveries such as Putonti's study make just that idea within reality's reach.
titer was determined by counting plaques obtained through a serial dilution of the bacteriophages preparation on double layer agar plates (Bibi et al.
Patterson, remarked, Phage
therapy is a promising approach for treating patients suffering from serious bacterial infections that are highly resistant to currently available antibiotics.
No single phage
would kill all the 12 bacterial strains, but collectively two or three of those phages
would be able to kill all of those bacteria in cultures in the lab.
therapy reduces potentially troublesome organisms that are overabundant in the microbiome, allowing beneficial organisms to flourish.
showing consistent lytic activity against B.
technology is reportedly set to replace antibiotics and chemicals in many applications, as it can be used for targeted control of only unwanted bacteria.
Specificity is one of the main characteristics of the phage
that determines the possibility of its application for the identification of the agent culture.
cocktail was then tested on grapevines grown in a greenhouse.
Academic and corporate chemists, biologists, and medical specialists describe the combinatorial technology phage
display and its role in drug discovery.