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Interview: Is Alzheimer’s caused by bacteriophages? Special

New York - Scientists have reported on a breakthrough that may change conventional understanding of causes for many diseases like Alzheimer’s. This relates to viruses called bacteriophages. To find out more we spoke with Dr. George Tetz.

Bacteriophages: Something old is becoming new again

The threat of antibiotic resistance on a global scale is real, so much so that scientists are taking a second look at a therapy that has been around for a number of years. Think viruses that have the ability to infect and fight harmful bacteria.

Virus thick mucus can prevent bacterial infections

Special types of viruses, often found in nose streaming mucus, appear to offer a level of immune protection against pathogenic bacteria.
 

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Electron micrograph of negatively-stained Prochlorococcus myoviruses:
 (A) tail uncontracted (B) wit...
Electron micrograph of negatively-stained Prochlorococcus myoviruses: (A) tail uncontracted (B) with contracted tail Fago P-SSM4 of Prochlorococcus (T4 type): (C) with contracted tail (D) with tail without incurring.
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