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Horsin’ Around

Bacteriophage therapy has been under the radar of researches as the damning issue of antibiotic resistance begins to plaque the globe. As plan B antibiotics are being rendered useless, phage therapy has high hopes to save the crisis, but not … Continue reading

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A Phage of a Different Colour

Throughout the year, our team of phage hunters has been focused on bacteriophages (phages) which specialise in infecting Mycobacterium smegmatis bacteria.  Mycobacterium smegmatis replicates quickly and is non-pathogenic (Smith, 2003), making it an appropriate model organism to safely study other … Continue reading

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