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New technique for detecting mold contamination in homes and other buildings
With mold contamination of homes an ongoing concern - and a special threat to the 2.5 million foreclosed houses in the US, shuttered with little ventilation - scientists are reporting a new method to detect and identify low levels of airborne mold. (2012-06-06)
Immune cells halt fungal infection by triggering spore suicide
To protect the body from infection, immune cells in the lungs can exploit cell death programs in inhaled fungal pathogens, scientists have revealed, helping explain why most people aren't harmed by breathing in mold spores, and potentially offering new therapeutic strategies for people who do get infected. (2017-09-07)
Bleach found to neutralize mold allergens
Researchers at National Jewish Medical and Research Center (NJMRC) have demonstrated that dilute bleach not only kills common household mold, but may also neutralize the mold allergens that cause most mold-related health complaints. (2005-09-22)
Airborne mold spores increase kids' risk for multiple allergies
University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers say exposure to a certain group of fungal spores--abundant in the air that we breathe every day--can make young children more susceptible to developing multiple allergies later in life. (2006-06-14)
Photocatalytic Air Cleaning System Promises To Help Allergy Sufferers
Allergy and asthma sufferers soon may have a new weapon in their fight against airborne enemies: an indoor-air cleaning system that uses light and simple chemicals to destroy the dust mites and mold spores that cause many allergies. (1997-10-10)
How the slime mold gets organized
The so-called cellular slime mold, a unicellular organism that may transition into a multicellular organism under stress, has just been found to have a tissue structure that was previously thought to exist only in more sophisticated animals. (2011-03-14)
Univ. of Fla. professor: Air cleaning system destroys Anthrax, other pathogens
An indoor air cleaning system originally developed to zap dust mites and mold spores also destroys airborne anthrax and other pathogenic microbes, says the University of Florida engineering professor who pioneered the technology. (2001-10-24)
Allergy expert has advice for flood victims
As if the emotional and financial impact of flood damage isn't bad enough, floodwaters can also bring health problems. (2008-06-19)
Benefits for humanity: From NASA to Napa
The latest video in the Benefits for Humanity series illustrates how solutions for growing crops in space translates to solutions for mold prevention in wine cellars and other confined spaces on Earth. (2015-09-08)
Hissing cockroaches are popular, but they also host potent mold allergens
Their gentle nature, large size, odd sounds and low-maintenance care have made Madagascar hissing cockroaches popular educational tools and pets for years. (2008-03-17)
Food preservative neutralizes anthrax spores
Nisin, a commonly used food preservative effectively neutralizes anthrax spores and could be used to decontaminate skin in the event of exposure. (2005-03-21)
Biologists discover an extra layer of protection for bacterial spores
Bacterial spores, the most resistant organisms on earth, carry an extra coating of protection previously undetected, a team of microbiologists reports in the latest issue of the journal Current Biology. (2010-05-06)
Mold linked to asthma
A Cardiff University study has found that removing indoor mold improves the symptoms of people with asthma. (2007-09-05)
Treated fabric kills anthrax spores
Military textile fabric treated with an antimicrobial compound can kill dormant anthrax spores and could provide the basis for enhancing military protection in the event of a biological attack. (2005-03-22)
The relationship between lawns and allergies and asthma
Researchers at the Texas A&M University System Research and Extension Center at Dallas, are studying the relationship between allergies and asthma and the number of mold spores found in different types of turf grasses. (2005-08-02)
Slime mold mimics Canadian highway network
Queen's University professor Selim Akl has provided additional proof to the theory that nature computes. (2012-03-26)
A Dicty mystery solved
Rice University evolutionary biologists reported in a paper published this week that the first cells to starve in a slime mold seem to have an advantage that not only helps them survive to reproduce, but also pushes those that keep on eating into sacrificing themselves for the common good. (2010-05-27)
Researchers developing radar technology to detect mold behind walls
Researchers are testing the feasibility of using radar technology to detect mold behind gypsum wallboard. (2004-04-29)
'Soyscreen': Sunscreen for fungus to expand biological control of crop pests
Scientists today at the 240th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition described development and successful initial tests on a substance that acts as a sunscreen for the microscopic spores of a fungus, brightening prospects for wider use of the fungus as a means of wiping out insect pests that attack food crops. (2010-08-25)
What's really making you sick? Plant pathologists offer the science behind Sick Building Syndrome
Science-based identification of mold and other causes of Sick Building Syndrome may improve its management, say plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS). (2005-05-25)
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
This week's tips include studies showing: viral genomes in mineral water may not cause infections in humans; bacteria may cause Crohn's disease; and plasterboard composition may effect mold growth. (2003-07-17)
Fungal spores travel farther by surfing their own wind
Many fungi, including the destructive Sclerotinia, spew thousands of spores at once to give the spores an extra boost into their host plants. (2010-09-27)
'Soyscreen': Sunscreen for fungus to expand biological control of crop pests
Scientists today described development and successful initial tests on a substance that acts as a sunscreen for the microscopic spores of a fungus, brightening prospects for wider use of the fungus as a means of wiping out insect pests that attack food crops. (2010-09-08)
Human antibodies against spores found by researchers suggest new tool to detect and treat anthrax
Human antibodies against Bacillus spores, of which one species is the cause of anthrax, have been identified by researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI). (2002-04-15)
In many fungi, reproductive spores are remarkably aerodynamic
The reproductive spores of many species of fungi have evolved remarkably drag-minimizing shapes, according to new research by mycologists and applied mathematicians at Harvard University. (2008-12-23)
Unexpected discovery can open a new chapter in the fight against tuberculosis
A close relative of the microorganism that causes tuberculosis in humans has been found to form spores. (2009-06-08)
Spores for thought
Researchers at the Institute of Food Research have established how clostridia bacteria emerge from spores. (2015-05-13)
UBC research discovers a chemical-free way to keep apples fresher longer
An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but the mold on it could make you sick. (2017-09-13)
Dead or alive? A new test to determine viability of soybean rust spores
Spores from Asian soybean rust pose a serious threat to soybean production in the United States because they can be blown great distances by the wind. (2012-12-11)
Size matters -- in virulent fungal spores -- and suggests ways to stop a killer
Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have found that larger fungal spores can be more lethal. (2011-06-16)
Researcher Finds World's Most Diverse Home Of Slime Molds
The secret to saving the world's vanishing rain forests may lie in tiny slug-like organisms tucked away in the tropical soil of a Guatemalan forest, according to an Ohio University researcher who has discovered what could be home to the world's most diverse collection of slime molds. (1998-11-06)
Anthrax spores may survive water treatment
Anthrax spores may survive traditional drinking water disinfection methods and can attach themselves to the inside surface of water pipes, suggesting water treatment facilities should be prepared to employ alternate disinfection methods in the unlikely event of the release of anthrax in the water supply. (2006-02-17)
New non-toxic disinfectant could tackle hospital infections
A new disinfectant, Akwaton, that works at extremely low concentrations could be used in healthcare settings to help control persistent hospital-acquired infections such as Clostridium difficile. (2012-08-07)
Montana State University researchers find gene that regulates mold's resistance to drugs
Montana State University researchers have found a gene that regulates mold's resistance to ant-imold drugs. (2008-11-06)
Researchers develop new, less expensive nanolithography technique
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new nanolithography technique that is less expensive than other approaches and can be used to create technologies with biomedical applications. (2012-08-31)
Sixty-day antibiotic treatment not enough to prevent anthrax in some cases
A study appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that the 60-day dose of antibiotics recommended by doctors to prevent anthrax may not be long enough in some cases. (2003-07-28)
NIST, Army researchers pave the way for anthrax spore standards
Researchers from NIST and the US Army Dugway Proving Ground have developed reliable methods based on DNA analysis to assess the concentration and viability of anthrax spores after prolonged storage. (2008-04-15)
Moldy homes a serious risk for severe asthma attacks in some
Exposure to high levels of fungus may increase the risk of severe asthma attacks among people with certain chitinase gene variants, according to a study from Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital. (2010-06-24)
Anthrax detector developed
Anthrax spores can be specifically recognized thanks to a new immunological approach that has been developed by a team from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, the Swiss Tropical Institute, and the University of Bern. (2006-08-18)
Cotton clothes carry fungal spores into hospitals
Potentially deadly fungal spores hitchhike on clothes into hospitals, easily infecting immunosuppressed hospital patients, and cotton clothing with its surface topography is a worse culprit than fibers with smoother surfaces, according to a study at Cornell University (2001-02-04)
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