New viruses to treat bacterial diseases -- 'My enemies' enemy is my friend'

Viruses found in the River Cam in Cambridge, famous as a haunt of students in their punts on long, lazy summer days, could become the next generation of antibiotics, according to scientists speaking today (Monday Sept. 3 2007) at the Society for General Microbiology's 161st Meeting at the University of Edinburgh, UK, which runs from Sept. 3-6 2007.

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