Re: SuperGerms and Longevity

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Mon Jun 12 2000 - 16:02:00 MDT

Ken Clements writes:

> Develop bacteriophage that recognize the antibiotic resistant mutations.
> Administer with the antibiotic that used to work, and it will work again. This
> is an environmentally responsible approach because the phage will not propagate
> in the "normal" bacterial population. Of course, this is still a form of arms
> race, so new phage will always have to be developed, but this is much more of a
> software problem than the new antibiotic development problem.

Not a practical solution. Controlling antiotica use is much easier.

The only way to combat resistancy is to move to invidiual molecular therapies.

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