Phage Therapy: Legacy of CF Advocate Mallory Smith Endures

Phage Therapy: Legacy of CF Advocate Mallory Smith Endures

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Phage Therapy: Legacy of CF Advocate Mallory Smith Endures

The legacy of Mallory Smith, who died nearly four years ago from a cystic fibrosis-related superbug infection in her lungs, is living on in the form of raising awareness and funds for a novel treatment called phage therapy that might have saved her life.  Bacteriophages, or simply phages, are viruses that can selectively target and kill bacteria. While still experimental, phage therapy could have important implications for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) when bacteria…

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