Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why does the CDC want us to 'Think Fungus'?

When people think of infectious microbes, they typically think of bacteria and virus. There is, however, another enormous group of organisms that can affect our health: fungi.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Clostridium difficile infections may have a friend in fungi

The pathogen Clostridium difficile, which causes one of the most common hospital-acquired infections in the United States, may have accomplices that until now have gone largely unnoticed.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Does fungus cause Alzheimer's?

Traces of fungus have been discovered in the brains of Alzheimer's sufferers, researchers said Thursday, relaunching the question: might the disease be caused by an infectious microbe?

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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