Bacteriophage Therapy: Recent Developments and Applications of a Renaissance Weapon, 2nd Edition

A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382). This special issue belongs to the section "Bacteriophages".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 128

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Department of Biotechnology and Food Microbiology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Science, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Chełmońskiego 37, 51-630 Wrocław, Poland
Interests: application of bacteriophages in human and veterinary medicine, development of the methods of working with phages; interactions of bacteriophages with bacterial and non-bacterial cells
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Department of Biotechnology and Food Microbiology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Science, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: bacteriophages

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Dear Colleagues,

Over the last century, antibiotic therapy has become the most powerful weapon against bacterial infections. However, time for the universal application of these drugs seems to be running out. The number of new antibiotics being introduced to the market has been consistently decreasing and pharmaceutical companies have been reluctant to search for new products due to the high risk of failure. The diminishing potential of pharmacological treatment of bacterial infections is accompanied by an increasing number of antibiotic-resistant or, more broadly, drug-resistant strains. The inevitable need to search for and introduce new methods to combat bacterial infections is becoming unquestionable.

Bacteriophages have been used to treat bacterial infections almost since their discovery at the beginning of the 20th century. However, overshadowed by antibiotics, phage therapy has been marginalized for decades. Nowadays, with the rapidly growing number of drug-resistant bacterial strains, phage therapy is among the most promising alternatives to classical methods of treatment. Moreover, studies on bacterial viruses are not limited to human or veterinary medicine, but are increasingly reaching new fields of biotechnology.

Dr. Aneta Skaradzińska
Dr. Paulina Śliwka
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Keywords

  • bacteriophages
  • phage therapy
  • application of phages
  • antibiotic-resistance
  • antibacterial therapies

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