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so, i'm minding my own business on the computer with the tv humming along in the background, when a very familiar voice starts coming out of the box. much to my surprise, it was a bio professor, betty kutter, from my alma mater the evergreen state college [ not "evergreen university" as cited on the segment ], talking about her work with bacteriophage on a 48 hours segment:

" "Nobody cared very much once penicillin came along in the western world. They thought they had the problem licked for all time. We have a lot of hubris a lot of time," says Betty Kutter, a microbiology professor from Evergreen University, who believes passionately that phage therapy works.

With Eliava, she hopes to convince others that using a naturally-occurring virus to fight an infection is a fine idea. "These are viruses that can absolutely not infect human cells, or animal cells, or plant cells," she says. "No chance of getting sick from the treatment. The only kind of cells they infect is bacteria." "

much to her chagrin, i learned the finer points of old school mouth pipetting while working with phage in betty's lab. hi. ho.

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