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Bacteriophages are small, virus-like organisms that infect bacteria. They are comprised of a protein capsule around an RNA or DNA genome.
Researchers discover how a new immune system works to protect bacteria from phages

Researchers discover how a new immune system works to protect bacteria from phages

Dangerous bacteria send out warning signals when attacked by antibiotics

Dangerous bacteria send out warning signals when attacked by antibiotics

Researchers use phage therapy to successfully treat alcoholic liver disease

Researchers use phage therapy to successfully treat alcoholic liver disease

Bacteriophages could treat E. coli without damaging the gut, new study says

Bacteriophages could treat E. coli without damaging the gut, new study says

Researchers produce synthetic phages that attack broader range of bacterial strains

Researchers produce synthetic phages that attack broader range of bacterial strains

Simple way to effectively transport medication into the brain identified

Simple way to effectively transport medication into the brain identified

New liquid-cell technology provides first 3D view of life’s processes

New liquid-cell technology provides first 3D view of life’s processes

Army scientists develop new weapon to combat super-bugs

Army scientists develop new weapon to combat super-bugs

Researchers deploy bacteriophages to fight against antibiotic resistance

Researchers deploy bacteriophages to fight against antibiotic resistance

Research reveals why viruses will need to be reclassified and its biotech impact

Research reveals why viruses will need to be reclassified and its biotech impact

DNA origami: creating DNA-based nanomachines

DNA origami: creating DNA-based nanomachines

Scientists reveal the structure of a key protein in Epstein-Barr virus infection

Scientists reveal the structure of a key protein in Epstein-Barr virus infection

Traveling can also change the makeup of a person's gut

Traveling can also change the makeup of a person's gut

Bacteriophage can have a profound impact on the dynamics of gut microbiome, study finds

Bacteriophage can have a profound impact on the dynamics of gut microbiome, study finds

British teenager with life-threatening infection successfully treated with phage therapy

British teenager with life-threatening infection successfully treated with phage therapy

Key research takeaways from ECCMID 2019

Key research takeaways from ECCMID 2019

Bacteria use viruses for self-recognition, study reveals

Bacteria use viruses for self-recognition, study reveals

Premature babies also have protective anti-viral antibodies

Premature babies also have protective anti-viral antibodies

Megaphages detected in the intestinal tract of humans who eat high-fiber, low-fat diet

Megaphages detected in the intestinal tract of humans who eat high-fiber, low-fat diet

UC San Diego to conduct first U.S. clinical trial of intravenously administered bacteriophage therapy

UC San Diego to conduct first U.S. clinical trial of intravenously administered bacteriophage therapy