Author Archives: Katie McCallum

Chronic Lung Infections in CF Patients Worsened by Viruses, Study Says

A recently published study proposes that viruses capable of infecting bacteria, called bacteriophages, may be responsible for accelerating the evolution and increasing the impact of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterial species that causes chronic lung infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients.   ‘Temperate phages both mediate and drive…