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Tau Neutrino/ Phage Therapy for Bacterial Infections

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Tau Neutrino/ Phage Therapy for Bacterial Infections

Tau Neutrino/ Phage Therapy for Bacterial Infections

Tau Neutrino/ Phage Therapy for Bacterial Infections

Only Available in Archive Formats.

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.