Peering into the secrets of phages to see how they kill bacterial superbugs

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The study, led by Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute's Associate Professor Fasséli Coulibaly and Professor Trevor Lithgow is published in Nature Communications. It outlines the use of high-resolution imaging to uncover how viruses known as phages can attack and kill Salmonella Typhi, the causative agent of typhoid, providing scientists with a new understanding of how they can be used in the ongoing fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Period30 Jul 2020

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  • TitlePeering into the secrets of phages to see how they kill bacterial superbugs
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletScienceDaily
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date30/07/20
    DescriptionA research collaboration involving Monash University has made an exciting discovery that may eventually lead to targeted treatments to combat drug-resistant bacterial infections, one of the greatest threats to global health.

    The study, led by Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute's Associate Professor Fasséli Coulibaly and Professor Trevor Lithgow is published in Nature Communications. It outlines the use of high-resolution imaging to uncover how viruses known as phages can attack and kill Salmonella Typhi, the causative agent of typhoid, providing scientists with a new understanding of how they can be used in the ongoing fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
    URLhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/07/200730110130.htm
    PersonsTrevor Lithgow