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2014-07-09 12:31:16

LONDON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Antifungal Drugs : Technologies and Global Marketshttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2212016/Antifungal-Drugs--Technologies-and-Global-Markets.htmlThis report aims to determine the current status of the global human antifungal market and assess its growth potential over the five-year period from 2013 through 2018. It covers approved human therapeutics along with focusing on therapeutics in...

2014-04-16 12:13:16

Scientists have solved a decades-old medical mystery – and in the process have found a potentially less toxic way to fight invasive fungal infections, which kill about 1.5 million people a year. The researchers say they now understand the mechanism of action of amphotericin, an antifungal drug that has been in use for more than 50 years – even though it is nearly as toxic to human cells as it is to the microbes it attacks. A report of the new findings appears in Nature Chemical...

2013-12-09 08:20:02

IBN and IBM discover new medical application for converted PET bottlesSingapore, Dec 9, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Researchers at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and California's IBM Research - Almaden (IBM) have discovered a new, potentially life-saving application for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is widely used to make plastic bottles. They have successfully converted PET into a non-toxic biocompatible material with superior...

2013-11-21 13:08:56

First line anti-viral protein rendered ineffective by Amphotericin B Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have discovered evidence that a widely used anti-fungal medicine increases susceptibility to flu infection in mice and cell cultures. Published online in Cell Reports, the study shows that Amphotericin B, commonly given to cancer and bone marrow transplant patients to fight invasive fungal infections, neutralizes an...

2013-11-21 12:42:27

Mice given a drug commonly used in patients to fight systemic fungal infections more often succumb to what would otherwise be a mild case of the flu. The evidence reported in the Cell Press journal Cell Reports on November 21st shows that the drug called Amphotericin B, which has an estimated $330 million in sales around the world each year, can render a protein important for antiviral defense ineffective in both cells and mice. The findings suggest that patients receiving the antifungal...

2013-10-25 10:30:00

A year ago this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention activated its Emergency Operations Center as part of the response to the tragic outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to three contaminated lots of preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC). As of October 23, 2013, there have been 751 cases of fungal meningitis and other infections associated with this outbreak; 64 of these patients have died. Since July 2013,...

2013-10-24 23:34:17

Athlete's Foot: Prevention Is the Best Strategy. Dermatologists Drs. Joshua Fox and John Troccoli with Advanced Dermatology P.C. offer tips on prevention and treatment. Roslyn Heights, NY (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Athlete's foot is the most common fungal infection, so common that as many as 70% of people will suffer an episode at least once in their lives and up to ¼ of adults have it at any time. Athlete's foot got its name because the fungi that cause it to thrive in...

2013-10-22 23:25:18

Xtalks presents an exciting live webinar on Thursday October 31, 2013 at 1:00 pm EDT which will describe the use of natural products as starting points for the development of new anti-fungal agents. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Inhibition of b-1,3-glucan synthesis is the mechanism of action of the echinocandin class of natural products and has been shown to result in clinically effective therapy for important fungal pathogens including azole resistant Candida spp. and invasive...

Lung Infections From Fungi Are Up And Can Be Dangerous And Costly To Treat
2013-10-07 11:05:38

[ Watch The Video: ‘Glowing’ Cells Help Spot A Growing Threat ] Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center On a molecular level, you have more in common with shower curtain mold or the mushrooms on your pizza than you might think. Humans and fungi share similar proteins, a biological bond that makes curing fungal infections difficult and expensive. Current costs to treat these stubborn infections can top $50,000 per patient, and no new classes of antifungal drugs that treat...


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