Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology article, entitled ‘New insights of CRISPR technology in pathogenic fungi’, as we ask author Elvira Román (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain) about the advances CRISPR technology has already brought to this field and the potential it could hold in the future.
Browsing: Fungal Diseases
Researchers at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine have found that hypoxic conditions are linked to a hypoxia-typic morphotype of the pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus. This morphotype worsens the diseases progression of invasive aspergillosis in a murine model.
Research published this week suggests a specific fungus is present in Clostridium difficile infections, potentially presenting a future therapeutic target.
The oral antifungal drug fluconazole, which is used to treat vaginal yeast infections, has been linked to higher rates of miscarriage if used during pregnancy, according to new research.
Researchers have discovered Candida albicans can cross the blood–brain barrier, triggering an immune response that results in the formation of granuloma-type structures and memory impairments.
Researchers have successfully used monoclonal antibodies to protect animal models from Candida infections for the first time, demonstrating their potential for treating this fungal disease.
We look at some of the highlights of our Twitter chat (#TalkFungi), where we questioned Ilan Schwartz, Andrej Spec, Rebecca Drummond and Jessie Uehling about all things mycology.
Join us for our Twitter chat with experts in the field on the 2 October at 15:00 BST/ 10:00 EDT, discussing fungal diseases, their burden and the challenges that face them #TalkFungi.
In this interview, take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology paper on the emergence of antifungal resistance and what can be done in response with author, Justin Beardsley.
In this interview, we speak to Ana Litvintseva, a Medical Mycologist and Team Lead at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC; GA, USA) about Candida auris, its emergence and the challenges it presents.