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Bacteriophages – viruses that kill bacteria–were successfully used for the first time to treat an antibiotic-resistant Mycobacterium abscessus  lung infection to allow a cystic fibrosis patient to receive a life-saving lung transplant.

Joining me today to share this amazing story is Jerry Nick, MD, Dr. Nick is director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program at National Jewish Health in Denver and the lead author of the case study published in the journal Cell.

Show notes: 

Researchers Use Virus to Fight Bacterial Infection, Clearing Way for Life-Saving Lung Transplant

Host and pathogen response to bacteriophage engineered against Mycobacterium abscessus lung infection

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