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The Deadliest Being on Planet Earth - The Bacteriophage

  • Publicado em 12 Mai 2018
  • A war has been raging for billions of years, killing trillions every single day, while we don’t even notice. This war involves the single deadliest being on our planet: The Bacteriophage.
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    • dwayne johnson
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    • Ultimate  Stuff
      Ultimate Stuff 5 meses atrás

      The most dangerous creature on earth is humankind

    • BoB BoBy
      BoB BoBy 5 meses atrás

      If it's so powerful then they need to start putting in to use.

  • Mitch Manly
    Mitch Manly 4 anos atrás +12937

    It's crazy how youtube has evolved over the past years. This content is better than content we see in movies and TV shows lol, and this is totally free content. I think youtube is going to overtake traditional media, it really is changing the entire way people consume content. I think your channel could a pioneer of the future, at least in the animation circle. You are the Casey Neistat of animations.
    Anytime I get a little confident about my animations, I come to this channel and get humbled very quickly lol.

    • Max
      Max 4 meses atrás

      this guy commented identical comments on a few of Kurzgezart's videos and got 10k+ likes on all of them lmfao

    • hyperking Darklord (commentary)
      hyperking Darklord (commentary) 5 meses atrás

      BRclip now is just cringe stuff and dying yt

    • lol2.o
      lol2.o 5 meses atrás


    • Alastor
      Alastor 5 meses atrás

      @hotelmario510 why did you feel the need to post such an oddly specific circumstance that rarely happens on BRclip

  • Mr. H
    Mr. H 4 meses atrás +860

    Humanity: “Never thought I would fight side by side with a virus.”
    Bacteriophage: “What about side by side with a friend?”
    Humanity: “Aye, that I can do.”

    • isee you
      isee you 10 dias atrás

      lord of the phage

    • Mystery User
      Mystery User 15 dias atrás +4

      I honestly don’t understand why we as a species haven’t invested much into understanding other life forms like viruses and fungai. Phages can very easily be a cure-most for bacteria and Fungai is great at repairing damaged nerve and brain cells. Why haven’t we been looking into both for 50 years?

    • Origin Sword
      Origin Sword 3 meses atrás +14

      @Living Tribunal Bacteriophage:You maybe a fellow virus but sorry We have our new buddy

    • Living Tribunal
      Living Tribunal 4 meses atrás +14

      Corona Virus: Ayo u wanna help me spread?

    • Mememaster ‘Rtas Vadum
      Mememaster ‘Rtas Vadum 4 meses atrás +21

      (Teams up with the human’s dog)

  • trytix
    trytix Mês atrás +68

    Bacteria: "You and your puny antibiotics can't defeat me!"
    Human: "I know... But he can."
    *Bacteriophage has entered the battle*

    • Leith R. Lewis
      Leith R. Lewis 7 horas atrás

      *bacteriophage has entered the chat* Bacteria: "DUDE WHAT DA FU--?"

  • Lexi S
    Lexi S 4 meses atrás +260

    This video inspired me 4 years ago to pursue a career in microbiology and now I’m on my way to my degree. Thank you Kurzgesagt for inspiring me and informing me on the phage (my favorite microbe)!!

    • Allen Manseri
      Allen Manseri 2 horas atrás

      congratulations lexi I hope you have a great future ahead

    • noncant
      noncant 12 dias atrás

      @Terg wat

    • noncant
      noncant 12 dias atrás

      @Terg wat

    • Iforbot
      Iforbot Mês atrás +1

      @Terg 👽

  • mmm monke
    mmm monke 11 meses atrás +103

    I have had this thought inside me for so long about how the rise and resistance of bacteria and fall of antibiotics will eventually end humanity and bring forever pain and loss to billions of people. But watching this video made me seriously gain some hope/faith in humanity that I've been desperately looking for for a long time. I will recommend and share this video to many people and I would appreciate if more people could be educated at least on the surface level on this matter. Fantastic video.

  • Blood in the Water
    Blood in the Water 2 anos atrás +5574

    Only Kurzgesagt can teach me about something I've never heard of, terrify me of its potentially cataclysmic effects, and then calm me back to normal in 7 minutes.

    • ITT59Gamer
      ITT59Gamer 24 dias atrás


    • Sh8y54
      Sh8y54 Mês atrás

      So true

    • Mibikchellai Mibikchellous
      Mibikchellai Mibikchellous Mês atrás

      and birds

    • Jeriko_Studios
      Jeriko_Studios 7 meses atrás

      Ok but this is true, first they say something about a thing you've never heard before, tell you something terrifying, then tell you basically "its ok, were finding a way, thats why we made the video"

    • estrella
      estrella 8 meses atrás


  • caitie
    caitie Anos atrás +12

    The main problem at the moment is that antibiotics are often fairly broad spectrum, ie. they can affect many types of bacteria. Bacteriophages tend to be highly specialised, so at the moment huge libraries would be needed so that a good match could be made. Antibiotics also have other gaps where they are not effective or have toxicity to human cells. Best case scenario is that we stop screwing ourselves over with ridiculous antibiotic usage and ALSO learn how to use bacteriophages. Both are imperfect, but together they make a pretty good toolbox for treating infections.

  • Pi61
    Pi61 Anos atrás +708

    "The single deadliest entity on our planet: bacteriophages"
    "In the last few years, bacreriophages have enjoyed the attention of the second deadliest being on earth"
    This sounds like some really dope movie plot.

    • angela magnolia pacheco
      angela magnolia pacheco 5 meses atrás

      @TheOddPokeKing probably aVideo game that has a movie as well

    • Jackson Smith
      Jackson Smith 7 meses atrás +4

      Relevant quote from hitchhikers guide to the galaxy: "The problem arises from the fact that humans are, in fact, the third most intelligent species on earth, instead of (as most outside observers assume) the second."

    • gimmeluck
      gimmeluck 10 meses atrás +1

      @TheOddPokeKing Maybe some animation from Pixar

    • Ms.Yawhaw
      Ms.Yawhaw 10 meses atrás +9

      A level 100 with a level 90

    • TheOddPokeKing
      TheOddPokeKing 11 meses atrás +3

      @Engineer Gaming
      Not what I was thinking, but it does kinda work

  • Derd Bolt
    Derd Bolt 7 meses atrás +56

    Recruiter cell:welcome! Why are you here?
    Bacteriophage:to apply for a job in "the human immunity system"
    Recruiter cell: what are your qualifications?
    Bacteriophage: i kill all types of evil bacteria and I can't attack good bacteria and human cells
    Recruiter cell:wow! Amazing what are your strengths and weaknesses
    Bacteriophage:my weaknesses are that bacteria can evolve an anti-phage resistance
    Recruiter cell:and your strengths?
    Bacteriophage:when bacteria evolves an anti-phage resistance they lose their anti-anti-biotics resistance!
    Recruiter cell:HIRED!
    And that's the story of how bacteriophage became a member or the human immunity system army.

  • kippyips
    kippyips 7 meses atrás +42

    i learned about this in biology today and just spent about an hour explaining viruses and stuff to my grandma because i loved it so much! i dunno why but i just love these guys! :D

    • enadeghe eghaghe
      enadeghe eghaghe Mês atrás +3

      @Ignacio I am guessing you never examined microbes under a microscope? I was doing that at the age of 14 in school. Perhaps your education failed you. But it's not too late. You can actually buy a microscope yourself and learn to use it. It's not as difficult as you think

    • Kevin Wu
      Kevin Wu 2 meses atrás +4

      @Ignacio but... it has been proven... just not by you

    • Ignacio
      Ignacio 2 meses atrás

      ​@Kevin Wu Do you? Understand what you read sir, do not assume things. Question everything. I do not have an electronic microscope in hand to confirm or deny what has been said in this video, and knowing the tendency of man for lying and all sorts of evil, etc I first go with the "Fake until proven by myself" theory.

  • idan baruch katz
    idan baruch katz 3 anos atrás +60765

    So basically, the deadliest entity on our planet teams up with the second deadliest being on our planet.

    • KittenGuy
      KittenGuy Mês atrás

      Like the lyssa virus?

    • PointSide
      PointSide 2 meses atrás

      The ultimate crossover

    • SP:OH
      SP:OH 2 meses atrás

      rip bacteria

    • Jus some idiot
      Jus some idiot 3 meses atrás


    • Bongsmal
      Bongsmal 3 meses atrás +1

      when the strong guy in the class teams up with the smartest guy in the class

  • wolfi
    wolfi 7 meses atrás +12

    I found this video very interesting because thanks to it I was able to learn more about medicines, specifically that antibiotics are not the best, but that the best thing to cure something is phages.

  • ツsoiok
    ツsoiok 3 meses atrás +4

    i found this video a few months after it was posted. it fostered a brand new love for science, the immune system, and microbiology that I never had before.
    thank you kurzgesagt. thank you for exposing me to the world of science in a way that clung to my heart. thank you so much.

  • triopsate3
    triopsate3 5 meses atrás +7

    Fun fact, we've actually known about and have used bacteriophages for treatment ever since before the cold war IIRC. It's just that the bacteriophage research went on in Georgia which was part of USSR and the antibiotic research was in the west so bacteriophages kind of got ignored because people just hated on anything relating to the USSR.

    • FORHAD Bangladesh
      FORHAD Bangladesh Mês atrás

      "Sir a country has found a revolutionary way to kill deadly bacterias that can harm us"
      "Oh that's great! Which country?"
      "Soviet Union"

  • Spark Clouding
    Spark Clouding 9 meses atrás +9

    i can imagine how OP a combination of antibiotics, phages, and nanobots could be 😮

  • Jeremy Redford
    Jeremy Redford Anos atrás +6660

    "This bacteria can even survive in alchoholic hand gel"
    Congratulations boys, we found the 1%

  • CallMeIndie
    CallMeIndie 2 meses atrás +4

    I love how hundreds of years ago, reaching the age of 30 was a death sentence. Making it to age 30 was like playing elden ring on the max difficulty, while doing a no hit speed run.

  • Creeper Charged
    Creeper Charged Mês atrás +1

    i have one question: if bacteriophages can adapt to evolving bacterias wouldnt there be a risk that they end up adaptating to human cells?

    • Still Trying
      Still Trying Mês atrás

      I doubt it because bacteria and human cells are very different externally

  • Hunter25THO
    Hunter25THO 2 meses atrás +13

    "the enemy of my enemy is my friend"
    -Captain Price
    This is true, Even a virus can murder Bacterias that could be a potential threat. I feel like this quote actually means something

  • Hakun
    Hakun 10 meses atrás +3

    This is easily one of my favorite videos on the entirety of the internet. I am so glad I found this INCREDIBLE channel

  • Minigamer _Playz
    Minigamer _Playz Anos atrás +4854

    Every kurzgesagt video:
    -Scares you.
    -Calms you down.
    -Adds birds

  • Tommy Flowers
    Tommy Flowers Mês atrás

    This channel's content is absolutely brilliant. Easy to understand, but with enough science behind the explainations to keep it cereberally interesting and engaging. The animations are truly genius and the art direction is amazing.

  • Lincoln Stone
    Lincoln Stone Mês atrás

    As a hypochondriac, I've been scared of super bugs ever since I heard about them. But now, my fears are quelled thanks to the deadliest being on Earth!

  • Pretzel
    Pretzel 5 meses atrás +4

    I wonder can bacterias evolve so much in the future that they are both phage-resistant and antibiotic-resistant at the same time

  • Devesh Acharya
    Devesh Acharya 10 meses atrás +13

    Hey Kurzgesagt, I love Science a Lot, but you might know that there are moments of BURNOUT where all this Seems a Bit Frustrating and not lying-your channel is the One which helps me get CURIOUS ABOUT MORE AND MORE THINGS IN SCIENCE and Motivates me to Pursue Science over my Burnout! Thanks a Lot, from the Bottom of my Heart😀🙏🏻

  • Iggins
    Iggins 3 anos atrás +2056

    Anyone else think it's weird how nature produced a microscopic organism that looks like a tiny robot?

    • Marty Fourre
      Marty Fourre Mês atrás

      nanomachines son

    • ET_CostaLotta
      ET_CostaLotta 2 meses atrás


    • Kevin Mathewson
      Kevin Mathewson 3 meses atrás +1

      Viruses are shaped like that because a polyhedra where all the sides are the same doesn't require large proteins, or lots of different proteins, to build, so the virus needs less genetic material to encode it. Also, when all the pieces are the same, the structure is more likely to randomly assemble in the cell than if a whole bunch of different parts all have to be present in the same place at the same time

    • Gundam Boi
      Gundam Boi 5 meses atrás

      Kind of, I mean the Issus is an insect that possesses gear mechanisms. So it's not that out of the ordinary.

  • KingEyeball1124
    KingEyeball1124 6 meses atrás +1

    Thank you Kurzgesagt for making this video, I first found your channel from this video and am now about to go to college for pharmacology and toxicology thanks to your inspiration

  • Nicolas Paris
    Nicolas Paris 11 meses atrás +1

    Would this still work with the methylation that takes place in the bacteria? Can it survive the restriction enzymes? If so wouldnt that in its self be a bad thing?

  • Alijan khan
    Alijan khan 9 meses atrás +1

    Actually I am a medical student and I learned about the bacterial immunity and then I was thinking about the very same concept without knowing that there is actually work going on this plan....good to hear❤️❤️❤️

  • Lemon
    Lemon 2 meses atrás +1

    Seeing as many of your are a lot smarter than me (a person who had an admittedly awful education), could somebody explain the possibility of phages ever developing the ability to effect humans negatively, such as evolving to kill human cells? Sorry if this is a very stupid question.

  • tedgeman man
    tedgeman man 2 anos atrás +3426

    Bacteria: infects human
    Human: infects bacteria
    Bacteria: “you weren’t supposed to do that”

  • BouncyVenus
    BouncyVenus 8 meses atrás +1

    its weird how the deadliest thing on earth , could also kind of become a part of our immune system

  • Steven Carroll
    Steven Carroll 6 meses atrás

    This helped me so much thank you, this calmed me down from rabies, Ebola and other viruses

  • Buddy Revell
    Buddy Revell 5 meses atrás

    I now know what a "phage" is. I've seen pics of them before but never knew what they were. Electron microscopes show they look exactly how they are drawn. They resemble a micro lunar lander. Impressive!

  • 𝕘𝕝𝕚𝕥𝕔𝕙
    𝕘𝕝𝕚𝕥𝕔𝕙 3 meses atrás +2

    Imagine they deploy a machine that goes across the earth (land/sea) that shoots phages at everyone and everything it sees

  • Bruh
    Bruh Anos atrás +5122

    "but we just politely ignore each other"
    its like the 2 highest ranked people in a game teaming up to kill the rest of the playerbase

    • Chintu Saroha
      Chintu Saroha 10 meses atrás

      When hacker enters the game then you know what's going to happen.

    • Johnny Stankiewicz
      Johnny Stankiewicz Anos atrás

      [RED] Bacteriophage: WTF HAVE YOU DONE IDIOT
      [RED] Human: Uhh... Idk where we went wrong, its getting really hot
      Global warning>ᡕᠵ᠊ᡃ່࡚ࠢ࠘ ⸝່ࠡࠣ᠊߯᠆ࠣ࠘ᡁࠣ࠘᠊᠊ࠢ࠘𐡏>Humanity
      *bacteriophage left the game*

    • Tim Dude
      Tim Dude Anos atrás

      @TOMMASO PEDONE hackers be like:

    • Jack Whalen
      Jack Whalen Anos atrás

      I would say its more like the top players of a different category like speedruners that do 100% (humans) and any% (phages)

    • Jared Joseph Songheng
      Jared Joseph Songheng Anos atrás

      @snaukball ALIENS!!!!!!

  • Just Breathe
    Just Breathe Mês atrás

    I love how they scare the crap out of me and console me at the same time. 😂👏
    To think all of this happening at a microscopic level and them showing it like a feature film. ♥️🔥😎

  • Common Mapper
    Common Mapper Mês atrás +2

    I have a question!!!! If phages are everywhere in your body, in your guts and internal organs why would you need to inject them into you if they already are in you? Also why would pharmacy's be worried about it's dangers if Bacteriophages already come into contact with human cells and have no affects? Also this video is amazing! I have re watched this video today and all these questions has came to me!

    • Common Mapper
      Common Mapper Mês atrás

      @sud Thanks for the feedback I never took that into account!

    • sud
      sud Mês atrás +2

      You might need to inject phages into yourself because of how specific phages are which means that the ones currently in your body might not target your bacterial infection.
      TLDR: you don’t have every single page for every bacteria.

  • Masked Engineer
    Masked Engineer Anos atrás +6

    With every Kurzgesagt video, I feel like my third eye opens just a little bit more.

  • 😎 chill bro
    😎 chill bro Mês atrás

    Thanks to you I can learn and understand biology even more 😁😁

  • Rodney Daut
    Rodney Daut Anos atrás +1462

    "Directly injecting the most dangerous beings on earth into our bodies could save millions of lives." 6:52 That's the best line in the whole video.

    • Rose Pham
      Rose Pham 23 dias atrás

      Yeah 6:42

    • Mmm, banana
      Mmm, banana Mês atrás

      idk bro, "while they do commit genocide for breakfast" is a close second if not first

    • L.
      L. 4 meses atrás +1


    • Snoot E
      Snoot E 5 meses atrás


  • Rodder
    Rodder Anos atrás +55

    4:42 That Worms World Party reference is just simply amazing. I love this channel!

    • J T
      J T 10 meses atrás


    • AwesomeSam 676
      AwesomeSam 676 11 meses atrás +1

      oh i thought it was worms battlegrounds

  • hedgehog5ful
    hedgehog5ful 8 meses atrás +1

    There was a lot of research into bacteriophage treatments in Georgia (USSR) in the 1950's, but it never got the attention it deserved bc it was all written in Georgian. Anyway, it would be great if we could get a simple cure for rheumatoid arthritis ASAP before mine gets unbearable. It seems achievable.

    • AQ QA
      AQ QA 7 meses atrás +1

      Ouch, good luck. Not sure how you'd approach treating it with phages, but I've heard there are some promising (induced) stem cell therapy platforms people are investigating for treating that sort of thing. Here's hoping the money and interest stays around to fund quicker trialing and research for more than just Covid meds.

  • Delighted Dino!
    Delighted Dino! 3 meses atrás

    Wait, Is it possible that our bodies might have already taken use of naturally occuring phages? kept them around to fight bacteria?

  • Al Padilla
    Al Padilla 14 dias atrás

    "Phageotherapy" is not a new idea! In his 1925 novel Arrowsmith, Sinclair Lewis, in which the protagonist (Dr. Arrowsmith) successfully manages a localized pandemic with intravenous bacteriophages. That was almost 25 years before the first "antibiotic," penicillin.

  • Navy Gravy
    Navy Gravy 2 anos atrás +15504

    Bacteria: **exist**
    Antibiotics: PREPARE FOR TROUBLE

  • Life Studios
    Life Studios 4 meses atrás +2

    Bacteria : (becomes immune to phages)
    Doctor : (injects antibiotics with the phages)
    Bacteria : *at this moment i knew. i have **_____** up*

  • Christopher Reed
    Christopher Reed Anos atrás +1

    I really appreciate the work you put into these I don't agree with you about God but I do agree with your science 💯 I hope your channel is doing great if we can agree why can't everybody else?

  • photographoptikum
    photographoptikum Mês atrás

    In the East, especially in the Ukraine, there is now more than 50 years of experience with bacteriophages, and more cooperation would definitely be needed. You can't use just any phage, and in the east there are bacteriologies with millions of strains.

  • sweetpea
    sweetpea 9 meses atrás

    The Bacteriophage was almost DEADLY to my biology degree.. complex stuff

    Mr IMMORTAL Anos atrás +3051

    This taught me more about bacteriophage than I have learned in my biology class in school lol

  • Rom in
    Rom in 5 meses atrás

    How is it possible that we keep on ignoring the unlimited medical potential of phages. Growing concerns about antibioresistance should act as a detonator... and yet... nothing !
    Thanks for your video !

  • ckl
    ckl 22 dias atrás

    Next is to train our immune system to make them on their own effectively like an antibody.

  • nana2050
    nana2050 9 meses atrás

    All jokes besides, thank you Kurzgesagt. Will need the Phages when I have a bacterial infection! Thanks 🙏🏻 kurzgesagt

  • Kurt Kwiatkowski
    Kurt Kwiatkowski 5 meses atrás +1

    Is it a being? Or a collection of DNA segements wrapped in a protein capsid incapable of metabolism or oxidative phosphorylation.

  • asexualcheeks
    asexualcheeks Anos atrás +4701

    Phages and humans teaming is like the smartest kids participating together in a contest.

    • Kate's stupidity
      Kate's stupidity Mês atrás

      Or the two best people in a game lobby being in the same team

    • AvidCritick
      AvidCritick 2 meses atrás

      @Mayur Gangawane Ok then just don’t inject that strain of pushes directly into ourselves?

    • AvidCritick
      AvidCritick 2 meses atrás

      @Vincenzo Valvano Not really. L thinking. Every single other animal on this planet will kill in self defense, or if they eat meat, for food. They have no qualms about it, so why should we? Besides we play for our team, no matter what.

    • minecraftify
      minecraftify 2 meses atrás

      @Tim M I'm 12 and this is deep

  • Martyn Warry
    Martyn Warry 8 meses atrás

    What an excellent explanation, bravo!

  • Itz_Unicorn_Gacha
    Itz_Unicorn_Gacha 10 meses atrás +2

    Kurzgesagt: We found a solution in nature, a fungi that produced compounds that kill bacteria, antibiotics.
    Me seeing it's pennicillin: *well, i'm gonna die.* (yes, i'm allergic to that crap)

  • Cascadian Patriot
    Cascadian Patriot 5 meses atrás

    "You have to admire its simplicity. It's one-billionth our size, and it's beating us."
    - *Sam Daniels,* _Outbreak_

  • Roman Zhdanov
    Roman Zhdanov 3 meses atrás

    There is a dozen of registered phage medicines (registered meaning approved by the healthcare authorities for treatment of diseases) in Russia and Georgia. Phages were massively used back in 1930s both in the USSR and the West. But they were abandoned in the West (and to a smaller extent in the USSR) in favor of antibiotics. Fact is, phage therapy has to be quite precise (certain strains of Staphylococcus Aureus will not die to their respective phages). But phages can still do miracles in certain cases.

  • GarlicReturns
    GarlicReturns Anos atrás +3677

    Let's say it in a cooler way : "humanity can be saved by 20 sided dice mini-robots."

    • Elivisor Summer
      Elivisor Summer Mês atrás

      NanoMachines, Son

    • AVPAAV Comics
      AVPAAV Comics Anos atrás +1

      @Anyone Anywhere Let's just wipe out half of humanity. What about that? Cooperation is the only way humanity can be saved.

    • Eagle Gaming
      Eagle Gaming Anos atrás +1

      You rolled a 2, you die suddenly.

    • AVPAAV Comics
      AVPAAV Comics Anos atrás +1

      Well, after this, I believe humans will experiment on phages also. The experiments to mutate it. Such changes might lead to a human/phage war or a big bio disaster.

    • DG
      DG Anos atrás

      As long as they roll a 20

  • Kanda Yu
    Kanda Yu 4 meses atrás

    You know, it was kinda odd, that only Russian and Georgia, were the only two countries that used pages to treat infections, while in the west and the rest of the world still rely on new antibiotics to fight off infections.

  • TheGamingParrot
    TheGamingParrot 6 meses atrás +1

    I like the way they animated this video.
    Shoutout to the animators

  • Timothy Kennedy
    Timothy Kennedy 9 meses atrás

    So cool.
    I had no idea about phages being used like this

  • syd
    syd 8 meses atrás

    I always had a good feeling about this virus

  • yayo
    yayo 2 anos atrás +1006

    This is the only science channel that doesn't make me scared of literally everything.

  • Brian Caro
    Brian Caro 11 meses atrás +3

    Lol I got this recommended after I had a kinda heated discussion with my aunt because I didn't want to take antibiotics for a simple cold. We got a cold at the same time and she stuffed herself full of antibiotics and said I had to too, for the same reasons expresed in this video I don't like to take antibiotics unless is absolutely necessary.

  • Dhananjay Sawant
    Dhananjay Sawant 2 meses atrás +1

    Actually, sometimes bacteria can be the deadliest thing if you say viruses because they kill many many bacteriophages whenever they get infected and don’t die and many future ones

    LINKON Mês atrás

    I can't make myself believe that such complex systems developed on its own, from absolute lifelessness.
    There has to be intelligent designer behind all of these.

  • 김병준
    김병준 10 meses atrás

    박테리아 파지에 대한 지식을 많이 얻어갈 수 있었습니다. 생물학에 관해서는 관심이 없고 어렵게 생각하였지만 그런 저도 거부감 없이 볼 수 있을 만큼 영상과 설명이 깔끔하네요

  • ͳ.
    ͳ. 2 anos atrás +2435

    Bacteria: **DODGES ANITBIOTICS**
    Humans: **AIMBOT ACTIVATED**

  • NotEvenHere
    NotEvenHere 5 meses atrás

    Amazing documentary. I have just found a new respect for BRclip.

  • Jason Jin
    Jason Jin 3 meses atrás

    This was the first video I ever watched, and I have been inspired thanks to you.

  • Giftbringer Fenrir
    Giftbringer Fenrir 10 meses atrás +1

    Him : injecting the deadliest being can save millions
    ALSO HIM : it's the deadliest being

  • Sith in a coat
    Sith in a coat 10 meses atrás +6

    4:55 this little action scene alone is more entertaining than the entire sequel trilogy.

  • Vex Shark
    Vex Shark Anos atrás +1353

    Human: never thought I’d fight side by side with a virus
    Phage: how about side by side with a friend

    • Mr. Honey Bee
      Mr. Honey Bee Anos atrás

      @Nice Flowey, The Overseer lord of the Rings my guy lol Gimli and legolas

    • Reno Driawan
      Reno Driawan Anos atrás

      Aye, I can do that

    • Myrkur Efni ᚠ
      Myrkur Efni ᚠ Anos atrás

      Coronavirus waving 👋

    • sircan
      sircan Anos atrás

      Would you like me to find you a box?

  • PureStuffGames PureStuffGames

    Actually bacteriophage have been widely used in western countries (and in USSR as well) during 192x-193x. Due to unstable results and antibiotics use western counties stopped bacteriophage research but USSR continued research and use them. Probably that work will be quite usefull now.

  • Akemii
    Akemii 10 meses atrás

    I liked every video been made here. I didn't listen well since I'm doing papers but how long does this phage live? also what happens to them inside the body if they continue to multiple being in constant war? will they just keep multiplying? Like sand put inside a balloon but keeps increasing?

  • The Rymples
    The Rymples 7 meses atrás +2

    What this also means is that since we're only getting rid of the really bad infection, the normal infections that always happen continue in the background, leaving our immune system healthier and more efficient via more experience for other infections.

    • The Rymples
      The Rymples 7 meses atrás +1

      @Daniel Your actually right there, but I've realized a new problem. Your immune system does still see Bacteriophages as an invader, which means you actually need more bacteriophages to fight than you think just to get past the compliment system and the basic immune system.

    • The Rymples
      The Rymples 7 meses atrás

      @Daniel It either takes a couple hundred or thousand, depending on the infection. Mass producing that is also very difficult, as you'd need to keep the bacteriophages alive which would require bacteria inside the medicine, but that would mean there would be dead bacteria, which can trigger an immune response called sepsis which is lethal towards you.

    • Daniel
      Daniel 7 meses atrás

      @The Rymples Never say never, I don't know how many bacteriophages would be necessary to exterminate a certain bacteria but they sure aren't many, you could probably fit 100 different species of bacteriophages in a standardized medicine that works against the most common bacterial infections, I don't think it'll happen necessarily, but it could

    • The Rymples
      The Rymples 7 meses atrás +1

      @Daniel This does happen in addition, I didn't say my comment was the ONLY thing that was good, but I don't think using Bacteriophages for mild infections will ever happen, as you'd need to know the exact species of bacteria said mild infection is being caused by and get the exact species of bacteriophage. I promise you no doctor is going to do that to save you from the discomfort of a mild infection.

  • Steven Parent
    Steven Parent 10 meses atrás

    They should design one for H.pylori, since it is resistant to lots of the antibiotics we have now, plus H.pylori is a pain to get rid of.

  • Gloria Hawkins
    Gloria Hawkins Anos atrás +2284

    Bacteria: infects human
    Human: infects bacteria
    Bacteria: “you weren’t supposed to do that”

    • FrozenMNL
      FrozenMNL Anos atrás

      @Cesur Erbay maybe...before:
      humans that found bacteriophage and the phages:sounds like a good deal to us;you give us protection and we get food
      you:*uses them for the star of the show
      bacteriophage:i'm outta here
      me: there we go again... we lost bacteriophages

    • FrozenMNL
      FrozenMNL Anos atrás

      humans that found bacteriophage and the phages:sounds like a good deal to us;you give us protection and we get food
      you:*uses them for the star of the show
      bacteriophage:i'm outta here
      me: there we go again... we lost bacteriophages

    • FrozenMNL
      FrozenMNL Anos atrás


    • ygot,s vlog
      ygot,s vlog Anos atrás

      Some bacteria are good

  • Al Padilla
    Al Padilla 14 dias atrás

    But one issue is not mentioned in this wonderful video: Bacteriophages are still immunologic "foreigners" which after the first exposure or two, will induce antibodies that will block their efficacy. The treatment essentially becomes a vaccination, precluding repeated use (of a particular phage), alas.

  • Ryan Mounts
    Ryan Mounts 9 meses atrás

    The ever so subtle reference to the worms games series took me totally off guard. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the microcosm book you fine folks put out.

  • kaister901
    kaister901 11 meses atrás

    Bacteria: You can't beat me!
    Antibiotics: I know...but he can.

  • Tobster843
    Tobster843 11 meses atrás

    Bacteria: You can’t kill me
    Antibiotics: No, but he can
    Phage entered the chat

  • Aditya Shukla
    Aditya Shukla 4 anos atrás +975

    "We encounter billions of Phages everyday and we politely ignore each other..." This part made me push that like button again!

    • Popouor Bih
      Popouor Bih 4 anos atrás

      INDroid great 911 likes

    • Akihide Karatsu
      Akihide Karatsu 4 anos atrás


    • Akihide Karatsu
      Akihide Karatsu 4 anos atrás

      Blueberry muffins

    • Elias Gabriel Rodig
      Elias Gabriel Rodig 4 anos atrás +1

      I think the mentioned numbers weren't right and we can kill one bacteria species by injecting a high number of the bacteriophages which kill exactly the sick making bacterias. We wouldn't normally have such a high accumulation of exactly those bacteriophages but just many mixed species that wouldn't actually be enough for healing.

    • GeneralHurrell
      GeneralHurrell 4 anos atrás +1

      I'm not understanding how humans and phages ignore each other and is not killing our bacteria but injecting them will work

  • BMBR
    BMBR 5 meses atrás

    Almost everytime I get ill, I just ride it out with no meds but I'd still get affected by others using antibiotics because a hair grew on their head

  • Name
    Name 4 meses atrás

    I first heard about "phages" maybe 5 years ago....I remembered the shape, but pretty much nothing else. Now I know!

  • Ahchx
    Ahchx Anos atrás

    this is perfect source material for "ancestral aliens" tv show... things create for aliens eons ago as a weapon... that turn out it can actually save humanity.

  • Evelyn Lamoy
    Evelyn Lamoy Anos atrás

    I hope they find a cure for superbugs soon. I know someone who had a bladder infection for literal years because it was immune to all conventional antibiotics.

  • FemiNico
    FemiNico 2 anos atrás +1856

    2 billion bacterias: exists*
    1 bacteriophage: I like the odds
    2 billion bacterias: Oh you're approaching me?
    Bacteriophage: I can't inject my genetic material in you without getting closer.

    • Georgi
      Georgi 2 anos atrás +1

      HOHO then come as close as you'd like

      SHIRAFUNE 2 anos atrás

      _Kono Dio Da_

    • Youtube Scáthach
      Youtube Scáthach 2 anos atrás +2

      The MEMES JACK!
      - Metal Gear Solid Revegeance
      This is alot like DOOM SLAYER VS THE DEMONS.

  • VEKA
    VEKA 4 meses atrás

    Bacteria : You cant defeat me.
    anti-biotics: I Know, but he can.

  • aswath
    aswath 11 meses atrás +2

    Allright I won't lie I learned more about bacterophage in this channel than "organs of cell" in biology class but I know mitochondria is power house of cell because everyone memes about it.

  • Andrea Alexis
    Andrea Alexis 9 meses atrás

    So, basically nanotechnology medicine. Incredible.

  • Yohan
    Yohan 10 meses atrás

    Hello, can you please answer this question..
    If phages evolve, will they ever develop into using our body cells as hosts?

    • Kyole
      Kyole 9 meses atrás

      As far as I know, phages are attacking a special part of the bacteria type of cell. I think it's part of the membrane where they attach to. Antibitotics directly attack that part where as phages just need it to do their thing. Don't take my word though, just what I picked up via school, videos, articles and so on

  • Arnesis Z.
    Arnesis Z. Anos atrás +5482

    "The days when a cough could kill you and your loved ones are coming back."
    Well, that ages poorly.

    • TheFruitMan Greg
      TheFruitMan Greg Mês atrás

      I mean yeah but for old people though

    • Tyrannical JJ
      Tyrannical JJ 2 meses atrás

      @+washabe I'm the 666th person to like your reply.

    • AvidCritick
      AvidCritick 2 meses atrás

      @+washabe yeah but that wont kill you unless you are old or immunocompromised, he meant ANYONE. Coronavirus won’t kill anyone.

  • Infinite Taquito
    Infinite Taquito 10 meses atrás

    Imagine a humanoid bacteriophage in cells at work

  • Andy Gray
    Andy Gray 10 meses atrás

    People In Eastern Europe have known about this for years. In the west we went with antibiotics and big pharma was born. Bacteriophage is almost standard treatment in Eastern Europe.

  • Elke S
    Elke S 9 meses atrás

    Lol. I love your animation. Seeing the phages take on machine guns was awesome