[img_assist|nid=87|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=43]Bacterial resistance to antibiotics has become a serious medical problem. Treatment with bacteriophages might pose an effective alternative that has long been known but has been ignored outside the former Soviet Union. The development of phage therapies exemplifies positive as well as negative implications for scientific development that is restricted in its access to the mainstream, English-language dominated scientific community.

A. Lorch, < a href="">Biotechnology and Development Monitor September 1999