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Scientists Engineer Viruses To Battle Bacteria

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Scientists Engineer Viruses To Battle Bacteria

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Scientists Engineer Viruses To Battle Bacteria

Scientists Engineer Viruses To Battle Bacteria

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Viruses called bacteriophages make a living picking on certain bacteria. But these viruses have had limited use as antibiotics. Biomedical engineer Jim Collins explains how his team was able create a better bacteriophage, capable of attacking even antibiotic-resistant bugs.

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