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Phage’s fighting climate change

      What a world we now live in. With a traffic jam lasting 10 days, beer not being classed as alcoholic in Russia until 2011 and the average American consuming 600 sodas a year, we certainly live during … Continue reading

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Sciencing The Sh*t Outta Things

Good morning blog reading community! I’m back with an update on the sinister science, exciting experiments and monstrous methods those of us in phage-lab have been practicing in your name and with the aspiration of saving all of humanity from … Continue reading

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Phuture

Imagine a world 200 years from now where we have destroyed over 80% of living species on Earth, the human population has skyrocketed to 20 billion, antibiotics are no longer effective and bacteria are the top of the food chain. … Continue reading

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People like us

HIV is a harrowing disease that has shaped our communities and culture. Now, techniques of phage therapy may be the lead to a cure. Continue reading

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The Mount Rushmore of Bacteriophages

Mount Rushmore. A mountain in the black hills, of Keystone, South Dakota USA. Depicting the faces, of four of the most influential men in America’s early history. Now I know what you are thinking. Why are you talking about this…? … Continue reading

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Phage hunt so far…

As if I were mining for gold, I had been digging and scraping soil samples from different locations within Auckland. With each sample I had collected, I sensed hope; that I would perhaps find gold. Bacteriophages (phages) are like specs of gold found in dirt, they hold potential … Continue reading

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A Killing Machine, a Chicken, a Group of Heartless Monsters & You

The concept of a lifeless machine made of DNA and protein hijacking the innards of a living being to then use these innards to replicate itself is frightening. For this machine to replicate in such numbers that the unfortunate host … Continue reading

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Trust the Process

It’s fair to say that the phage journey so far has taken me by surprise. For someone who is more passionate about chemistry, physics and mathematics I did not expect to enjoy my time in the laboratory as much as … Continue reading

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My Phage Hunt Experience

After thinking about what to write for my blog post, I decided to write about my experience so far in 246.202. However rather than be proactive, and finish my blog post early. I was…unproductive and left it to sit. Now … Continue reading

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Bacteria Wars Episode 5. The Bubonic Strikes Back!

Just a mere 150 years ago, a small cut could easily seal your fate. Just a small cut, enough to form what was one of the greatest killers in human history. Infection! An infection can be a multitude of things, … Continue reading

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