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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.
Phage-like particle system provides a platform for quick and easy vaccine generation

Phage-like particle system provides a platform for quick and easy vaccine generation

Two defense systems in bacteria work in a complementary manner to protect from viruses

Two defense systems in bacteria work in a complementary manner to protect from viruses

Scientists move a step closer to harnessing viruses to fight antibiotic resistance

Scientists move a step closer to harnessing viruses to fight antibiotic resistance

Pairing bacteriophages with antibiotics to fight drug-resistant pathogens

Pairing bacteriophages with antibiotics to fight drug-resistant pathogens

Rice lab receives NIH grant to unravel DNA’s secrets

Rice lab receives NIH grant to unravel DNA’s secrets

Low-cost point of emission air purifiers can reduce airborne transmission of pathogens, says study

Low-cost point of emission air purifiers can reduce airborne transmission of pathogens, says study

Controlling the spread of SARS-CoV-2 at a large public university

Controlling the spread of SARS-CoV-2 at a large public university

Bacteriophages named after Norfolk village of Colney could help combat C. difficile infections

Bacteriophages named after Norfolk village of Colney could help combat C. difficile infections

Strategies to reduce SARS-CoV-2 infection risk from bioaerosol exposure during dental procedures

Strategies to reduce SARS-CoV-2 infection risk from bioaerosol exposure during dental procedures

Surprising similarities found in membrane proteins of bacteria and humans

Surprising similarities found in membrane proteins of bacteria and humans

Study reveals mechanism through which 'good' viruses can attack 'bad' bacteria

Study reveals mechanism through which 'good' viruses can attack 'bad' bacteria

Texas A&M AgriLife receives grant to support research on bacteriophage therapy

Texas A&M AgriLife receives grant to support research on bacteriophage therapy

NIAID awards $2.5 million in grants to support research on bacteriophage therapy

NIAID awards $2.5 million in grants to support research on bacteriophage therapy

Coronavirus-like nanoparticles could serve as a positive control for COVID-19 tests

Coronavirus-like nanoparticles could serve as a positive control for COVID-19 tests

'Phage therapy' helps treat mice infected with multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae

'Phage therapy' helps treat mice infected with multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae

Disinfectants could be helping bacteria to become resistant

Disinfectants could be helping bacteria to become resistant

Study shows how bacteriophage lysis genes could be key to developing new antibiotics

Study shows how bacteriophage lysis genes could be key to developing new antibiotics

Researchers use SARS-CoV-2 to bioengineer universal vaccine platform

Researchers use SARS-CoV-2 to bioengineer universal vaccine platform

Researchers find new method for safe and effective delivery of medicines to the lungs

Researchers find new method for safe and effective delivery of medicines to the lungs

New, improved probes could make it easier to validate rapid COVID-19 diagnostic tests

New, improved probes could make it easier to validate rapid COVID-19 diagnostic tests