Tag Archives: Bacteriophage

Phage Hunt NZ Guest Post: A First Hand Experience with Phage Therapy, Post 2

A Bacteriophage protocol in this area appears to need a lot more work; ideally an in-vitro test of an environment sample with the newly produced bacteriophage before application, if such a thing were possible, and a phage cocktail of a much wider spectrum for any one bacterial species. Continue reading

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Phage Hunt NZ Guest Post: A First Hand Experience with Phage Therapy, Post 1

“I now had a far more virulent unidentified infection and was antibiotic-dependant again, a return to a past I had hoped I had left for good.” Continue reading

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Want to make a new species? Put a little pressure on it…

A fascinating event that can occur in evolution is speciation; mutations bringing about new species that are significantly different to their ancestor. But how does this happen, what causes it, and how can we watch it happen? Observing the processes … Continue reading

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The first time I heard about bacteriophages.

I was in an Advanced Placement Biology class in Morgan Hill California and our teacher, the treasured, Mr. Hemeon (surfer, musician, general biology-aficionado and all-rounder) had encouraged us each to do science fair projects on something we found interesting. My … Continue reading

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Good bugs, the future of medicine –

Welcome to the first instalment of “This Microbial Life”. This is a blog that I have thought about for awhile but not had the impetus to actually start. I will be using it for a couple of different practical purposes. … Continue reading

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