Teenage girl Sarit Sternberg’s little friends are tiny yet powerful viral killers of anthrax…
“It was wonderful, I was really, really happy. I was literally jumping up and down, it was amazing,” she said.
- Ronen Hazan lab | phage therapy
- www.sbs.com.au By Matt Connellan quoted below
Israeli student Sarit Sternberg has made a significant scientific discovery – finding a virus that can kill anthrax, all at the age of 16.
Sternberg is part of the Alpha program for gifted high school students in Israel and is in Australia to talk about her discovery.
Antibiotics are usually used to treat anthrax, but certain bacteria are building resistance.
Sternberg has been looking at bacteria-killing viruses called phages, and she found one that can kill anthrax.
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