You probably know a lot of antiphage defense systems that rely on proteins or nucleic acids. But what about the role of small molecules in antiphage defense? — Aël Hardy, describing his new paper, “Antiphage small molecules produced by bacteria – beyond protein-mediated defenses”.
News: The UK National Health Service (NHS) has hired its first clinical phage specialist! Read about the new role, accepted by Dr. Josh Jones, an infectious disease physician in Scotland who’s been treating patients with diabetic foot ulcer infections using phages prepared in Belgium by the Queen Astrid Military Hospital.
Paper: Editing of phage genomes—recombineering-assisted SpCas9 modification of model coliphages T7, T5, and T3.
Paper: Genome dynamics, codon usage patterns and influencing factors in Aeromonas hydrophila phages.
Paper: T-phage inspired piezoelectric microrobot.