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bacteriophages as cures

Post 1

very cherry president

I had viewed a tv show talking about the effects of bacteripohages on the human body and how they can help cure diseases when no other methods seem to work. The show stated that these controversial ways aren't practiced in the U.S., but that in other parts of the world, they are. Is this true? If so, why isn't the US doing this?? Is it an ethical issue?? Are there any risks to bacteriophage theropy??

bacteriophages as cures

Post 2


As far as I've heard they are not actually viable as disease treatment yet. There could have been advances since I last heard though.

I would imaging targetting them to treat an infection in the human body is very difficult.

bacteriophages as cures

Post 3


Is there a similarity between this and immunotherapy? http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/cancerandresearch/learnaboutcancer/treatment/immunotherapy/

It's ringing bells, but I'm no biologist, I'm in the wrong room!


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