Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

DNA sequencing and patient data used to halt infection outbreak

Clinical and research teams at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust, using infection prevention and control best practice, whole genome sequencing and electronic patient data, have halted an outbreak of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers explore little-known, deadly fungal infections

A new study by Althea Campuzano, Ph.D. a student at The University of Texas at San Antonio, and Floyd Wormley, Jr., Professor of Biology and Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, sheds light on little-known ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New drug target emerges for a dangerous fungal pathogen

Cryptococcus neoformans is a fungal pathogen usually affecting immunocompromised patients, particularly AIDS and organ transplant patients, and is one that can be lethal. Current treatments against cryptococcosis are often ...

Immunology

Neutrophils starve fungal invaders

The most frequent immune cells in the human blood, so-called neutrophils, efficiently kill invading microorganisms and slowly starve microbes to death by removing crucial trace elements. This is shown by researchers from ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Major new resource for fungal research

Researchers led by Conway Fellow, Prof Geraldine Butler have constructed a set of tools that will be of huge benefit to the scientific community as they try to understand the how the fungal pathogen, Candida parapsilosis ...

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