Via Jeremy Tolbert and various other sources, the headline pretty much says it all. The discovery of virophages – a “newly discovered type of virus that spreads at the expense of other viruses” – offers a potential new alternative to antibiotics in fighting viral infections. [image by Nils Geylen]
3 thoughts on “Viruses that infect other viruses could help cure viruses”
Antibiotics aren’t used to fight viral infections as they only act against bacteria.
Maybe just ’cause it’s Monday, I can’t seem to recall any work of sf predicting virus-eating viruses. You’d think it would have saved the Enterprise crew at least once.
What about viruses killing cancer cells? …like in Will Smith’s movie, “I Am Legend”.
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