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2014-05-14 08:29:43

NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas reported today that the efficacy and safety data of the isavuconazole invasive aspergillosis study (SECURE) were presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Barcelona, Spain. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/84970 Previously announced topline data showed that the randomized, double-blind SECURE study met the primary objective of demonstrating non-inferiority of...

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...

2013-05-28 23:26:56

The Life, Earth and Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com provides 36 million references including 11 million summaries in the basic and applied biological, geographical and agricultural sciences. Currently republishing its content in a more user-friendly format, this base has been expanded to include over 20,851 new studies on aflatoxins. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 The Life, Earth and Health Sciences Website EurekaMag including its newly included 20,851 studies on aflatoxins...

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...

2011-08-03 07:00:00

BALTIMORE and CAMBRIDGE, England, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of global medical technology company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), and Lab21, a global leader in personalized healthcare, announced today a collaboration to develop a state-of-the-art molecular diagnostic assay to detect the life-threatening Aspergillus fungus using the new fully automated BD MAX(TM) Molecular Testing System. "The potential to detect Aspergillus in blood using...

2011-07-14 15:44:44

The Collaborative Cross (CC) represents a large collection of new inbred mouse strains created by the mouse genetics community aimed at revolutionizing the study of complex genetic traits and diseases. Derived from classical inbred strains and wild-derived strains, the CC captures nearly 90% of known genetic variation in laboratory mice, far surpassing more commonly used inbred strains. The CC is a tool to integrate studies of gene function and gene networks, allowing the prediction and...

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2011-06-21 13:15:00

Scientists have found that harmful fungal pathogens are enduring high temperatures, aggressive doses of detergents and rinsing salts, and both acid and alkaline types of water to take residency in dishwashers. The scientists took samples of the fungi in 189 homes in 101 cities on six continents. They said 56 percent of the dishwashers contained the black yeasts called Exophiala dermatitis along with its cousin fungus E. phaeomuriformis on the rubber seal on the appliance door. The study...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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