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Iowa State engineer scales up process that could improve economics of ethanol production
Iowa State's Hans van Leeuwen and a team of researchers have built a pilot plant to test a process designed to improve ethanol production. They're growing fungi on some of ethanol's leftovers to make a quality animal feed and to clean water so it can be recycled back into fuel production. The researchers think the fungi could also be developed into a low-cost nutritional supplement for people. (2011-05-20)

Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center At UCLA Is Using A New Experimental Therapy For Metastatic Breast Cancer
Angiogenisis therapy uses new drug on metastatic breast cancer for the first time in trial at UCLA (1996-07-08)

Research points to possible fungal control for leaf-cutter ants
Biologists from Rice University, the University of Texas at Austin and São Paulo State University in Brazil have found new types of specialized fungal parasites that attack the nests of leaf-cutter ants and their relatives. The discovery could provide clues for controlling the agricultural and garden pests. (2015-10-07)

Hidden soil fungus, now revealed, is in a class all its own
A type of fungus that's been lurking underground for millions of years, previously known to science only through its DNA, has been cultured, photographed, named and assigned a place on the tree of life. (2011-08-11)

North America's salamanders at risk of epidemic from overseas
The international pet trade threatens to spread a deadly fungal infection to North America's rich wild salamander population and must be frozen, according to the authors of this Policy Forum. (2015-07-30)

Virginia Tech researchers monitor crop-killing soybean disease
Asian Soybean Rust, an aggressive fungal disease that has caused major yield reductions in the soybean-growing regions of Brazil is being carefully monitored by Virginia Tech scientists and is not expected to cause any major problems in Virginia in 2004. The Mid-Atlantic and southeastern states are at most risk. (2004-08-16)

CSIRO enlisted to avert global wheat supply crisis
CSIRO is investigating ways of controlling a devastating new wheat disease strain which could lead to a global wheat production and food supply crisis. (2008-08-11)

Rot-resistant wheat could save farmers millions
CSIRO researchers have identified wheat and barley lines resistant to Crown Rot -- a disease that costs Australian wheat and barley farmers $79 million in lost yield every year. (2009-10-28)

Establish the presence for the first time in Alava the fungus that causes potato blight
Scientists at the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Neiker-Tecnalia, led by the Doctor in Biology Jose Ignacio Ruiz de Galarreta, have for the first time identified the existence in Alava-Araba of the two sexual types A1 and A2 of the fungus Phytophthora infestans, responsible for potato blight. (2014-04-28)

Fossil reveals 48-million-year history of zombie ants
A 48-million-year-old fossilized leaf has revealed the oldest known evidence of a macabre part of nature -- parasites taking control of their hosts to turn them into zombies. The discovery has been made by a research team led by Dr. David P. Hughes, from the University of Exeter in the UK, who studies parasites that can take over the minds of their hosts. (2010-08-18)

California pistachio industry threatened by potentially devastating disease
The California pistachio industry produced approximately 300 million pounds of pistachios in 2002 and continues to grow each year at an impressive rate. However, plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS) say a serious and devastating disease could put a definite halt to this relatively young industry. (2004-01-09)

JGI to decode DNA of destructive plant pathogen
Researchers at the DOE Joint Genome Institute and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute will decode and study the genomes of two species of Phytophthora, a notorious plant pathogen responsible for sudden oak death syndrome and soybean root rot -- diseases that cause billions of dollars a year in forest and crop damage. (2002-10-16)

USF researchers find spatial scale changes ecological processes driving disease
Human are contributing to unprecedented rates of infectious disease emergence, climate change and biodiversity loss. Whether human ecological impacts affect disease distribution and organisms differently at local or regional scales has been a question. This multi-scale analysis shows that human alterations to biodiversity impact disease at local scales while climate change impacts disease at regional scales. Once more, focusing on a single scale can lead to inaccurate estimations of human impact. (2016-05-30)

"Rare" infection found to be common in city kids
Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers have found that 70 percent of non-immunocompromised children over age 5 living in urban areas have been infected with the fungus, Cryptococcus neoformans, commonly found in adults with AIDS. Further study is required to determine the implications of this surprising finding. (2001-05-06)

Further evidence of increase in allergic disease in western countries
Danish authors of a research letter in this week's issue of THE LANCET provide further evidence which suggests that allergic diseases are becoming increasingly common in western populations. (2002-08-29)

More accurate, sensitive DNA test allows early identification of fungus causing WNS
This month, the journal Mycologia will publish research by a team of US Forest Service scientists and partners identifying additional species of Geomyces and describing development of a highly sensitive DNA-based technique for early identification of Geomyces destructans on bats as well as in soils and on cave walls. (2013-03-13)

Emerging disease could wipe out American, European salamanders
A fungal disease from Asia wiped out salamanders in parts of Europe and will likely reach the US through the international wildlife trade in Asian newts sold as pets, say US experts. In an Oct. 31 Science paper, an international team reports the fungus arose in Asia 30 million years ago and is lethal to many European and American newt species. It has not yet been found in North American wild amphibians. (2014-10-30)

U.S. livestock industry hurt by devastating disease
A disease caused by tall fescue, one of the most common cool-season pasture grasses in the U.S., is taking a costly toll on livestock, including both cattle and horses. Although devastating to animals, this disease is not harmful or transferable to humans. (2004-05-26)

Queens University chemist wins U.S. award for new reactions to make drugs, agrochemicals, conductors
Canadian chemist Victor A. Snieckus of Queens University wins American Chemical Society award for more efficient and ecologically benign ways to create, among other things, a new painkiller, a fungicide for grain crops, conducting materials and other compounds. (2001-08-20)

LA BioMed to receive recovery act grants to advance scientific research and create jobs
LA BioMed expects to receive more than $4.5 million in grants from the stimulus package, including nearly $1 million from the highly competitive Challenge Grant program. (2009-12-14)

Prion propagates in foreign host
Using baker's yeast and another fungus, a research team at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Bordeaux report the first successful propagation of a prion from one organism to another. (2007-07-05)

Frogs that can take the heat expected to fare better in a changing world
Amphibians that tolerate higher temperatures are likely to fare better in a world affected by climate change, disease and habitat loss, according to two recent studies from the University of California, Davis. (2016-07-07)

Fungal spores harness physics to launch themselves
More than a century ago, Reginald Buller discovered that a spherical drop of water that forms close to a spore is crucial to the spore's dispersal. Now, using an ink jet printer and high speed cameras, researchers have uncovered the detailed mechanics of the way fungal spores have evolved to harness the power of merging water droplets to launch in a uniform manner. (2017-07-25)

Ecologists propose first prevention for white-nose syndrome death in bats
White-nose syndrome is a poorly understood condition that, in the two years since its discovery, has spread to at least seven Northeastern states and killed as many as half a million bats. Now researchers have suggested the first step toward a measure that may help save the affected bats: providing localized heat sources to the hibernating animals. (2009-03-05)

DxNA LLC opens Valley Fever multicenter clinical trial
DxNA LLC today announced the start of a multi-center clinical study of DxNA's molecular diagnostic test for the detection of Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis), using its proprietary diagnostic platform, The GeneSTAT® System. The Valley Fever test has been developed based on intellectual property exclusively licensed from the Phoenix-based non-profit Translational Genetics Research Institute (TGen), and will provide for the rapid detection of the fungus in patients. (2015-08-17)

Pest-killing wasps and berry fungus
We know more about wildlife this week, thanks to research by two Canadian teens. Teens from Ottawa and rural British Columbia published their research in this week's issue of a scientific journal, The Canadian Field-Naturalist. (2013-12-10)

U of T research sheds new light on mysterious fungus that has major health consequences
Researchers at the University of Toronto examined fungi in the mucus of patients with cystic fibrosis and discovered how one particularly cunning fungal species has evolved to defend itself against neighbouring bacteria. (2015-11-20)

Researchers show chronic sinusitis is immune disorder; antifungal medicine effective treatment
Researchers at the University at Buffalo and the Mayo Clinic have shown that chronic sinusitis is an immune disorder caused by fungus, opening up a promising new avenue for treating this ubiquitous and debilitating condition, for which there is no FDA-approved therapy. (2004-03-23)

DNA Helps Track Origins Of Growing Blight Problem
Using DNA markers as a tracking mechanism, a Simon Fraser University researcher has discovered that British Columbia's escalating blight problem ‹ unique in Canada because it affects both potatoes and tomatoes ‹ most likely originated with the importation of diseased tomatoes from Mexico. (1997-11-28)

Forest Service scientists receive grant funding for white-nose syndrome research
US Fish and Wildlife Service grants announced on Sept. 29, 2015, include a total of $410,690 for Forest Service research at the Northern Research Station, the Southern Research Station, and the Center for Forest Mycology Research, part of the Forest Products Laboratory. (2015-09-29)

How Candida albicans transforms from its normally benign form into life-threatening form
Singapore researchers have discovered new molecular mechanisms that provide a more detailed understanding of how the normally benign Dr. Jekyll-like fungus known as Candida albicans transforms into a serious and often life-threatening Mr. Hyde-like form. (2007-10-04)

Retracing the roots of fungal symbioses
In the roots of host plants, mycorrhizal fungi exchange the sugars plants produce for nutrients they absorb from the soil. To understand the basis for fungal symbiotic relationships with plants, DOE Joint Genome Institute researchers and longtime collaborators reported the first broad, comparative phylogenomic analysis of mycorrhizal fungi in the Feb. 23, 2015 edition of Nature Genetics. The results help researchers understand how the mutualistic association provides host plants with beneficial traits for environmental adaptation. (2015-02-23)

'Clever adaptation' allows yeast infection fungus to evade immune system attack
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say they have discovered a new way that the most prevalent disease-causing fungus can thwart immune system attacks. (2015-09-07)

Scientists develop better way to detect presence of soybean fungus
A new molecular diagnostic method is letting University of Illinois crop scientists send a message to various fungi that inhabit soybean plants and fields, including the fungus that causes soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS): We know where you are and what you are. (2000-08-31)

Dartmouth Medical School awarded $9 million grant for genomics research
Dartmouth Medical School will lead a $9 million National Institutes of Health grant to direct a collaboration in functional genomics that will be one of the most comprehensive to date within the group of organisms studied. The award to DMS's department of genetics will be used primarily to analyze the roles and functions of genes in filamentous fungi that could shape future medical studies, including the development of antibiotics and treatments. (2004-05-12)

Global warming link to amphibian declines in doubt
Evidence that global warming is causing the worldwide declines of amphibians may not be as conclusive as previously thought, according to biologists. The findings, which contradict two widely held views, could help reveal what is killing the frogs and toads and aid in their conservation. (2008-11-12)

A savage world for frogs
UCF biologist Anna Savage is obsessed with frogs and figuring out why they are dying at an unprecedented rate around the world. Her latest research, published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, suggests that natural selection as well as other evolutionary forces have shaped the evolution of immune genes in lowland leopard frog populations helping them survive a deadly fungus that's killing off many other species worldwide. (2016-03-23)

US trees affected by growing number of health concerns
A number of emerging forest health issues are affecting the overall vitality of North American forests, say plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS). (2004-11-30)

New technology simplifies production of biotech medicines
The final step in the production of a biotech medicine is finishing with the correct sugar structure. This step is essential for the efficacy of the medicine, but it also makes the production process complex and expensive. Leander Meuris, Francis Santens and Nico Callewaert have developed a technology that shortens the sugar structures whilst retaining the therapeutic efficiency. This technology has the potential to make the production of biotech medicines significantly simpler and cheaper. (2014-05-14)

Possible biological control discovered for pathogen devastating amphibians
Zoologists have discovered that a freshwater species of zooplankton will eat a fungal pathogen which is devastating amphibian populations around the world. It could provide a desperately needed tool for biological control of this deadly fungus. (2011-08-25)

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