Tau Neutrino/ Phage Therapy for Bacterial Infections

Guests: Regina Rameika Staff Scientist Member, DONUT (Direct Observation of the Nu Tau) Collaboration Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Batavia, Illinois Elizabeth Kutter Member of the Faculty in Scientific Inquiry Head of the Laboratory of Phage Biology The Evergreen State College Olympia, Washington Alexander Sulakvelidze Founder Intralytix, Inc. Assistant Professor, Epidemiology Assistant Professor, Medicine University of Maryland School of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland Growing numbers of multi-drug-resistant microbes may mean many common infections will soon be untreatable, recalling a time before antibiotics were widely available. In this hour, we'll talk about phage therapy—using bacteria-killing viruses to treat tough microbial infections. Plus, the first direct evidence of particle physics' elusive tau neutrino.

Copyright © 2000 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

Copyright © 2000 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.