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How invading fungus forces zombie ant's death grip
Infected by a parasitic fungus, carpenter ants lose free will and die after clamping their mandibles (jaws) onto a twig or leaf vein. (2019-07-17)
Investigation into fungal infection reveals genetic vulnerability in Hmong
A new study led by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers Caitlin Pepperell and Bruce Klein has identified a specific genetic vulnerability among Hmong people that renders them more susceptible to the disease-causing fungus. (2019-07-15)
The secret of mushroom colors
The fly agaric with its red hat is perhaps the most evocative of the diverse and variously colored mushroom species. (2019-07-02)
When the dinosaurs died, lichens thrived
When the asteroid hit, dinosaurs weren't the only ones that suffered. (2019-06-28)
Amphibians infected by ranavirus found in Atlantic rain forest
Ranavirus is linked to amphibian decline or extinction in other parts of the world, but in Brazil, it has been reported only in captive animals. (2019-06-28)
A Trojan horse? Immune cells ferry deadly fungus from mouse lung into the blood
A report today (June 27) in PLOS Pathogens shows how inhaled fungal spores exit the lung and trigger a fatal infection in mice. (2019-06-27)
We need to talk about chloramphenicol -- how does this antibiotic cause damage to eukaryotes?
A group of scientists from Japan -- led by Professor Takashi Kamakura of Tokyo University of Science -- has demonstrated, for the first time, the molecular and cellular basis of the 'adverse' effects of the antibiotic chloramphenicol on eukaryotic cells. (2019-06-26)
'Flying salt shakers of death:' Fungal-infected zombie cicadas, explained by WVU research
Cicadas can carry a fungus containing chemicals similar to those found in hallucinogenic mushrooms, making them zombie-like fliers. (2019-06-25)
Skin bacteria could save frogs from virus
Bacteria living on the skin of frogs could save them from a deadly virus, new research suggests. (2019-06-21)
New family on the block: A novel group of glycosidic enzymes
A group of researchers from Japan has recently discovered a novel enzyme from a soil fungus. (2019-06-11)
Researchers synthesize antimalaria molecules found in a fungus from Nunavut
The solution to the problem of increasing drug resistance among malaria-causing parasites could come from the North, according to a study published in Chemical Communications by researchers from Université Laval and the CHU de Québec Research Centre. (2019-06-05)
An island haven for frogs in a sea of extinctions
New Guinea is one of the only places in the world where frogs are safe from the chytrid fungus that has made more than 90 species extinct. (2019-06-03)
Resistance to Fusarium head blight holding in Illinois, study says
Illinois wheat growers, take heart. A new University of Illinois study shows no evidence of a highly toxic Fusarium head blight (FHB) variant, known as NA2, in the wheat-growing region of the state. (2019-05-30)
Transgenic fungus rapidly killed malaria mosquitoes in West African study
In a research paper published in the May 31, 2019, issue of the journal Science, a team of scientists from the University of Maryland and Burkina Faso described the first trial outside the laboratory of a transgenic approach to combating malaria. (2019-05-30)
Drug-resistant infections: If you can't beat 'em, starve 'em, scientists find
To treat Candida albicans, a common yeast that can cause illness in those with weakened immune systems, University at Buffalo researchers limited the fungus' access to iron, an element crucial to the organism's survival. (2019-05-24)
A 'crisper' method for gene editing in fungi
A team of researchers from Tokyo University of Science, Meiji University, and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, led by Professor Takayuki Arazoe, has recently established a series of novel strategies to increase the efficiency of targeted gene disruption and new gene 'introduction' using the CRISPR/Cas9 system in the rice blast fungus Pyricularia (Magnaporthe) oryzae. (2019-05-23)
A considerable percentage of deaths in HIV patients are due to cryptococcal infections
Cryptococcal meningitis causes about one in ten HIV-related deaths, according to a study of autopsies performed in Mozambique and Brazil and coordinated by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by 'la Caixa'. (2019-05-21)
First report of powdery mildew on phasey bean in Florida could spell trouble for papaya
In the fall of 2017, leaves of phasey bean plants in Homestead, Florida, displayed powdery fungal growth, which appeared in the form of white spots on both sides of the leaves. (2019-05-21)
Rice blast fungus study sheds new light on virulence mechanisms of plant pathogenic fungi
A group of scientists at Nanjing Agricultural University and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center examined the fungal cell biology of rice blast fungus pathogenesis and recently published the first systematic and comprehensive report on the molecular mechanism of the actin-binding protein (MoAbp1) that plays a crucial role in the pathogenicity of the fungus. (2019-05-14)
Medicinal mushroom newly reported from Thailand helps reveal optimum growth conditions
A species of globally recognised medicinal mushroom was recorded for the first time in Thailand. (2019-05-08)
Banana disease boosted by climate change
Climate change has raised the risk of a fungal disease that ravages banana crops, new research shows. (2019-05-05)
Researchers engineer a cost-effective treatment for neglected tropical disease
Researchers have turned a fungus into a disease-curing factory through modern genetic engineering and patience. (2019-04-04)
Fungal mating: Next weapon against corn aflatoxin?
Native fungi combinations show promise against aflatoxin. (2019-04-03)
Researchers' breakthrough in tackling challenge of antifungal resistance
Ground-breaking work by university experts in Tennessee, Texas and Swansea is helping develop a better understanding of the growing threat posed by antifungal drug resistance. (2019-04-03)
Mass amphibian extinctions globally caused by fungal disease
An international study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found a fungal disease has caused dramatic population declines in more than 500 amphibian species, including 90 extinctions, over the past 50 years. (2019-03-28)
First global tally of an amphibian killer
Chytridiomycosis, a highly virulent fungal amphibian disease, has been linked to the worldwide decline of more than 500 species - including 90 presumed extinctions - over the last 50 years, researchers report. (2019-03-28)
Fungus has decimated the populations of 501 amphibian species worldwide
Survey by researchers in 16 countries is published in Science. (2019-03-28)
Fungal disease threatens hundreds of amphibian species worldwide
A new international study is the first to determine the comprehensive global impact of the deadly fungal disease chytridiomycosis -- and the news is not good. (2019-03-28)
New potential approach to treat atopic dermatitis
How does the immune system respond to fungi on our skin? (2019-03-18)
UK wild newt species free from flesh-eating fungus for now...
The UK's wild newt populations seem to be free from a flesh-eating lethal fungus known to be prevalent in privately-owned amphibians across Western Europe, a nationwide investigation has found. (2019-03-12)
Boyce Thompson Institute researchers uncover new structures at plant-fungal interface
For millions of years, plants and fungi have exchanged crucial nutrients such as phosphate and fatty acids, but the mechanism by which this exchange happens has been poorly understood. (2019-03-04)
Bacteria in frog skin may help fight fungal infections in humans
Scientists at the Smithsonian and INDICASAT in Panama explored the compounds produced by frog skin bacteria as potential novel antifungal sources for the benefit of humans and amphibians. (2019-03-01)
'Mutation hotspot' allows common fungus to adapt to different host environments
A new study finds that samples of Candida albicans from patients frequently lack one copy of a vital master regulator, which gives them flexibility to lose the other copy and adapt to different environments. (2019-02-28)
How fungi influence global plant colonisation
The symbiosis of plants and fungi has a great influence on the worldwide spread of plant species. (2019-02-27)
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'. (2019-02-22)
Genetic blueprint for extraordinary wood-munching fungus
The first time someone took note of Coniochaeta pulveracea was more than two hundred years ago, when the South African-born mycologist Dr Christiaan Hendrik Persoon mentioned it in his 1797 book on the classification of fungi. (2019-02-20)
Cold-temperature variability important in evaluating climate change
New research from Binghamton University, State University of New York, highlights the importance of considering cold temperature variability, and not just warming temperatures, when evaluating the impact of climate change. (2019-02-20)
Plants can skip the middlemen to directly recognize disease-causing fungi
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne have revealed that direct physical associations between plant immune proteins and fungal molecules are widespread during attempted infection. (2019-02-19)
Cryofixation and electron tomography reveals novel compartment in arbuscular mycorrhiza
The importance of the mycorrhizal symbiosis to plant growth has led to a large body of research into their formation and function, yet there are critical unanswered questions. (2019-02-13)
How a fungus can cripple the immune system
An international research team led by Professor Oliver Werz of Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, has now discovered how the fungus knocks out the immune defenses, enabling a potentially fatal fungal infection to develop. (2019-02-08)
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