Remembering Soviet Science - A Way to Solve the Antibiotics Crisis?
Infectious diseases are now the most common cause of death in the world. With the discovery of penicillin in 1928, it seemed as if the battle against bacteria had been won. But more and more bacterial strains are developing antibiotic resistance. Phage therapy could be a solution. Bacteriophages are the natural enemy of bacteria. Unlike antibiotics, they only attack a specific bacterium - their action is more specific.
A documentary about a near-forgotten therapy that was practised successfully in the former Soviet Union.