Stuart Newman sent along the following links to some recent reviews on phages and phage-derived endolysins as anti-bacterial therapeutics from a number of snark-resistant sources:

Bacteriophage therapy for the treatment of infections

Bacteriophage therapy: exploiting smaller fleas

Bacteriophages for prophylaxis and therapy in cattle, poultry and pigs

Bacteriophage therapy--cooked goose or phoenix rising?

Bacteriophage lysins as effective antibacterials

The potential of phages to prevent MRSA infections

Targeted filamentous bacteriophages as therapeutic agents

Taking aim on bacterial pathogens: from phage therapy to enzybiotics


A year ago I wrote to Dr. Nina Chanishvili and asked for an English language copy of her monograph, which seems to be extremely important (and overlooked).

Also, even though he was relentless in his attacks on me, I sent along lots of info about all of this to Bill DiFazio's wife, Susanna Heller, while Bill was in the hospital.


A Literature Review of the Practical Application of Bacteriophage Research
by Nina Chanishvili, Eliava Institute of Bacteriophage, Microbiology and Virology, Tbilisi, Georgia 

Felix d’Herelle proposed that bacteriophage might be applied to the control of bacterial diseases, however in the West this idea was not explored with the same enthusiasm as in the former Soviet Union (FSU) and was eventually discarded with the arrival of antibiotics.

The Eliava Institute of Bacteriophage, Microbiology and Virology (IBMV) was founded in Tbilisi in 1923 through the joint efforts of d’Herelle and the Georgian microbiologist, George Eliava. Due to the  work of the staff of the Eliava Institute, bacteriophage therapy was researched and applied extensively within the FSU for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections. Much of this work was published in Russian and was unavailable in the West. This inspired the authors to write a monograph based on the historical publications found in the library of the Eliava Institute.

Altogether over 5000 volumes of the scientific literature, available at the Eliava library have been screened, which include journals, selected articles, books and PhD theses. The gathered information was included into: “A Literature Review of the Practical Application of Bacteriophage Research”. The review contains the chapters dedicated to the application of bacteriophages in various fields of medicine, veterinary and plant protection. The book will be of interest to scientists, doctors, veterinarians, ecologists, , university professors, students, school teachers and those working in agriculture and industry.

The review contains the following chapters:


Chapter 1. Animal studies
Chapter 2. Phage Therapy in Dermatology
Chapter 3. Phage Therapy in Surgery and Wound Treatment
Chapter 4. Phage Therapy against Intestinal Infections
Chapter 5. Phage Therapy in Urology
Chapter 6. Phage Therapy in Gynecology
Chapter 7. Phage Therapy in Ophthalmology
Chapter 8. Combined Phage- and Sero- Therapy. (Vaccination). Development of Phage-Vaccines
Chapter 9. Combined Use of Phages and Antibiotics
Chapter 10. Experience of Prophylactic “Phaging” or Phage Prophylaxis
Chapter 11. Immune Response to Phage Therapy
Chapter 12. Phage Therapy against Septic Infections
Chapter 13. Phages in Veterinary
Chapter 14. Use of Phage Treatment for Plant Protection
Chapter 15. Environmental Role of Bacteriophages
Chapter 16. Phages Potentially Applicable against Bioterrorism
Chapter 17. Methodology for Manufacturing of Bacteriophages in Industrial Scale
For more information about this book, contact   Dr. Nina Chanishvili at:   [log in to unmask]

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