Advances in Bacteriophage Therapy

Jesus Diaz, MD
Friday, April 21, 2023
Category: Bacterial Infections, Viral Infections

Dr. Jesus Diaz, Infectious Diseases Fellow at the University of South Florida Division of Infectious Diseases, reviews the burgeoning anti-infective technology known as bacteriophage therapy. Bacteriophages are virions that have strong antibacterial properties. Dr. Diaz first reviews the history of bacteriophage therapy. He then reviews the morphology and anatomy of bacteriophages. Dr Diaz then differentiates the lysogenic versus lytic cycle and explains the role of bacterial transduction. The speaker then reviews the specifics of phage therapy. Lastly, Dr Diaz covers a few examples of the use of bacteriophage therapy in clinical practice.

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