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Israeli ‘antibacterial weapon’ arms good germs to kill bad germs

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A Tel Aviv lab has equipped good bacteria with “poisoned arrows,” which they fire at bad bacteria, dealing them a fatal blow.

“We have built an antibacterial weapon that enables ‘good’ bacteria to attack bad bacteria with toxins and neutralize them,” Dr. Dor Salomon, the lead researcher of the Tel Aviv University project, told The Times of Israel.

His team at the Department of Clinical Biology and Immunology has published an article about its success, in lab conditions, in the peer-reviewed journal EMBO Reports.

It wants to try the technology in fish farms within months, and says that within a few years it could become part of doctors’ arsenal against infections in........

© The Times of Israel

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