Viruses Vs. Superbugs: A Solution to the Antibiotics Crisis? / Edition 2
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Viruses Vs. Superbugs: A Solution to the Antibiotics Crisis? / Edition 2

by T. Hausler, Thomas Hanusler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0230551939

ISBN-13: 9780230551930

Pub. Date: 12/26/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

Each year thousands of people die from bacteria resistant to antibiotics. Alternative drugs are urgently needed. A surprising ray of hope from the past are viruses that kill bacteria, but not us. Award-winning science journalist Thomas Häusler investigates how these long-forgotten cures may help sick people today.  See more details below

Overview

Each year thousands of people die from bacteria resistant to antibiotics. Alternative drugs are urgently needed. A surprising ray of hope from the past are viruses that kill bacteria, but not us. Award-winning science journalist Thomas Häusler investigates how these long-forgotten cures may help sick people today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230551930
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
12/26/2007
Series:
Macmillan Science
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures vi

Foreword viii

Preface xi

Chapter 1 At the limits of medicine 1

Chapter 2 Invincible microbes 15

Chapter 3 The wild pioneer era 48

Chapter 4 The renaissance of phages during the war 105

Chapter 5 A parallel universe 126

Chapter 6 Keepers of the grail in peril 175

Chapter 7 Resurrection 203

Chapter 8 What's the future of phage therapy? 248

Appendix 1 A short list of bacteria 252

Appendix 2 The advantages and disadvantages of phage therapy 257

Notes 261

Figure sources 283

Index 284

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