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  1. #1 Phage therapy project? 
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    I'm in Grade 10 and I'm thinking about my science fair project.
    I just learned about phage therapy, which could be promising because all bacteria have a certain resistance to antibiotics (right?).

    So I was wondering if I could do such thing (considering that I can have a proffessor to help me) at my level.
    So what bacteria, that does causes infectious problems and resists to antibacteria could I try my project on?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Forum Cosmic Wizard i_feel_tiredsleepy's Avatar
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    A lot of research was done on this in the former USSR, if you can read polish or Russian you might be able to find a lot on it. I don't know much about it unfortunately except that western medicine tends to look down on it generally.

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  4. #3 what trash 
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    Russia??? Alot of research was done on this subject in the 30's and 40's in USA that showed it is crap as therapy. If either of you had actually worked with phages, you'd know how readily bacteria demonstrate resistance - you'd also know how rapidly an immune response is generated vs. the phage as well as the huge doses necessary to demonstrate even the slightest effect.
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