Fellows News

Everything Old is New Again

Jan 25, 2016

With the growing threat from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, bacteriophages are once again in the news. Edwin Schultz, a member of the inaugural class of Guggenheim Fellows, travelled to Egypt with the support of the Foundation to study bacteriophages in 1925 with a true pioneer in that field, French Canadian Félix d’Herelle. Though Schultz and d’Herelle had mixed results during their studies in the 1920s and 1930s, today doctors are finding bacteriophages are effective in treating serious infections, especially those afflicting burn victims. Learn more about this in the article published in the Wall Street Journal.