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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Combating fungal diseases

(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research have discovered a potential new approach for inhibiting the growth of pathogenic fungi. Their findings on the mechanism in question ...

Medical research

Protein unmasks pathogenic fungi to activate immune response

The first step in defending against a hostile attack is identifying the enemy. It's how a healthy immune system mounts a response to invading pathogens. In the case of certain fungi, however, the attacking cells may be so ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New clues to help patients with immune deficiency disease

Infection researchers at Umea University have uncovered a new disease mechanism in patients with Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD) in an international clinical collaboration with the Children's Hospital in Zurich. Their ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers discover new TB pathogen

Kathleen Alexander, associate professor of wildlife in Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment, has discovered a novel tuberculosis (TB) species in the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, a group of pathogens ...