Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antifungal and antidepressant drugs may help protect against COVID-19

New research published in the British Journal of Pharmacology indicates that two currently available medications—an antifungal drug and an antidepressant—can effectively inhibit the virus that causes COVID-19 in laboratory ...

Medical research

Scientists create a new antimicrobial and antifungal drug

New chemical compounds that suppress viruses and fungi were synthesized by scientists from South Ural State University and the Institute of Organic Chemistry Russian Academy of Sciences, together with an international team ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New drug formulation could treat Candida infections

With antimicrobial resistance (AMR) increasing around the world, new research led by the University of Bristol has shown a new drug formulation could possibly be used in antifungal treatments against Candida infections.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Combination of drugs may combat deadly drug-resistant fungus

As health officials in New Jersey, Illinois and New York State scramble to contain the spread of a highly infectious and deadly fungus, microbiologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have shown that a combination ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Off-patent drug appears promising as broad-spectrum antifungal

By screening a library of off-patent drugs, scientists have identified a compound with promising broad-spectrum antifungal activity. The compound, alexidine dihydrochloride, warrants further development as a pan-fungal, anti-biofilm ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Starving fungi could save millions of lives each year

Researchers have identified a potentially new approach to treating lethal fungal infections that claim more than 1.6 million lives each year: starving the fungi of key nutrients, preventing their growth and spread.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Feijoas promise new anti-fungal treatments says researcher

Mona Mokhtari will graduate with a PhD in Biomedical Science at a Victoria graduation ceremony, after conducting research into the antifungal properties of one of New Zealand's favourite fruits.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers help develop new antifungal drug

University of Liverpool researchers, working with F2G Limited (Eccles, Manchester), have developed a new antifungal drug to help in the treatment of life threatening invasive fungal infections such as invasive aspergillosis.

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