Fighting disease… with viruses?

The Institute is supported by the Bacteriophage Laboratory, which stores over 600 different phages. Kalbar/TFN

It’s not just misery and despair in this time of COVID-19, and not all viruses want to kill us. We look at new clinical tests ongoing in Wrocław.

In this week’s edition of The Debrief, John Beauchamp talks to staff writer Joanna Jasińska, who recently travelled to Wrocław to discover how a revolutionary therapy could be the answer to ever-mutating threats to our health.

With both bacteria becoming harder to kill and pharmaceutical companies finding providing newer and newer drugs unprofitable, a change in approach will be necessary: will so-called phage therapy provide the answer?

Read the full story here.