Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A frenemy fungus provides clues about a new deadly one

It seems like every few years there's a virus or bacterium that threatens human health in a new way. But a new fungus that is a threat to humans? That doesn't happen very often. That's why we in the medical mycology community ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: Superbug fungus has sickened 600 Americans

(HealthDay)—The United States has had more than 600 cases of infection with a type of fungus called a "serious global health threat" by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Patent-pending probiotic could disrupt Crohn's disease biofilms

Probiotics typically aim to rebalance bacteria populations in the gut, but new research suggests they may also help break apart stubborn biofilms. Biofilms are living microbial communities—they provide a haven for microbes ...

Medical research

Against gut instinct

By turning a pathogenic yeast into an immunity-conferring symbiont, a team of A*STAR researchers is unraveling mysteries behind gut evolution and universal vaccines

Immunology

Fungus from the intestinal mucosa can affect lung health

Writing in the journal Cell, a research team from Cologne and Kiel describes the mechanism of immune cross-reactivity. The immune system's reaction to Candida albicans in the intestine seems to amplify pathogenic immune processes ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Innovative, simple treatment to combat the Candida Albicans fungus

A study led by the UPV/EHU has developed an innovative, simple treatment based on uterine stem cells to combat the Candida albicans fungus, responsible for vaginal candidiasis. Despite not being life-threatening, this disease, ...

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