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2011-12-02 01:18:38

Researchers have discovered that over a million people worldwide diagnosed with TB go on to develop an incurable but manageable fungal infection which is usually left untreated because it is mistaken for a recurrence of the disease. In a new report published today in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, the researchers from University of Manchester and University of Toronto say because the X-ray features and symptoms are so similar doctors often misdiagnose and prescribe the...

2011-08-10 18:33:06

Injecting mice with simple baker's yeast protects against the fatal fungal infection, aspergillosis, according to research published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. The work could lead to the development of a human vaccine that protects immunocompromised people against a range of life-threatening fungal infections, for which current therapy often fails. Researchers from the California Institute for Medical Research, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Stanford University gave mice...

2011-08-04 17:00:41

Researchers led by Montana State University have found a surprising condition that occurs in the lungs after an invasion of a common mold that can cause deadly infections in humans. In the most oxygen-rich environment in the body "“ the lungs "“ the scientists discovered a shortage of oxygen. The shortage resulted from inflammation and invasive growth of the mold, which greatly reduced the oxygen available to the pathogenic mold Aspergillus fumigatus. The mold is generally found...

2010-07-27 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- After months of research and the gathering of expert opinion, Opponent to Proposition 19 Alexandra Datig launched the official findings on the campaign's website www.nipitinthebud2010.org Datig says, "We have all heard about the harms of black mold on humans and the devastation it can cause to a home, its ventilation system, its walls, floors and its building materials. Stachybotrys mold needs four things to grow and turn into a deadly toxin known...

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2008-12-01 10:37:27

Biologists at The University of Nottingham and University College Dublin have announced a major breakthrough in our understanding of the sex life of a microscopic fungus which is a major cause of death in immune deficient patients and also a cause of severe asthma. The discovery of a sexual cycle in the fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus is highly significant in understanding the biology and evolution of the species and will shed new light on its ability to adapt to new environments and...

2008-10-01 12:00:07

ViraCor Laboratories, a specialty molecular diagnostic reference laboratory that provides same day turnaround for laboratory tests, today announced the launch of a comprehensive mycology, or fungus, testing service that will allow the company to quickly detect potentially deadly fungal infections in patients. Fast diagnosis of fungal infections can significantly improve patient outcomes and prevent the overuse of costly, toxic antifungal therapy. As part of this new testing service,...

2008-07-02 09:01:03

AirInSpace, a leading supplier of mobile devices that 'catch and inactivate' harmful and resistant biological particles from the air, announced today that data from a multi-year clinical study shows a significant reduction in aspergillosis infection rates in a standard hospital setting when using the Company's patented PlasmairT2006 mobile unit with HEPA-MD(TM) technology. The data were presented by Ludwig Aho-Glele, M.D., Director of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiologist at...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.