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Bacteria-eating virus could be acne cure

October 10, 2012 by Works with Water
nerves and acne

For generations, antibiotic creams, oral medications, and topical antiseptics have been used to get rid of acne-causing bacteria on the skin, however this has lead to resistance. With the choices available now, the acne-causing bacteria has become stronger and harder to eliminate. Thus, the discovery that viruses, specifically phages, are capable of killing Propionibacterium acnes, brings hope to acne sufferers who are desperate for effective treatment.

Specifically, some of these virus have the ability to infect bacteria, weakening and eventually killing it.

In the study, researchers isolated 11 phages from people with and without acne, and observed the viral genomes. These viruses were all closely related and had evolved to attack the bacteria that reside in facial hair follicles, the same bacteria that cause acne. They pose no threat to their host and, thus far, do not appear to cause the bacteria to become resistant to their attack.

This discovery may indicate that a phage colony could be developed into an acne treatment, one that could be effective and with few side effects.

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