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Medical Museum Science Café

Bacteriophage Theraphy: Is There An Alternative to Antibiotics?


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When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.
Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine
Silver Spring Civic Building - Fenton Room
1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Cost: FREE! Open to the public, no RSVP required.
What: Bacteriophage therapy is attracting interest in both the American military and civilian research arenas as a potential weapon against drug-resistant bugs and hard-to-treat infections. Phages--viruses that infect bacteria--could soon find a role as a treatment for staph infections, dysentery, bubonic plague, burns, and other open wounds. Join scientists from James Madison University and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research for a discussion of their current research