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The Dangers Of Desert Dust

The Dangers Of Desert Dust

By Richard Harth, Arizona State University On July 5, 2011, a massive wall of dust,  (“haboob,” in Arabic), blanketed Phoenix, Arizona, creating an awesome spectacle, (or stubborn nuisance, depending on your perspective). Dust storms are...

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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...

White Nose Syndrome Detected Earlier In Bats Thanks To Better DNA Analysis
2013-03-14 08:15:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers studying White Nose Syndrome (WNS) identified a fungus called Geomyces destructans as the cause of the devastating disease, but until now have been unable to detect it without finding dead or dying bats. New research by a team of US Forest Service scientists and partners has identified additional species of Geomyces. The study, published in the journal Mycologia, describes the development of a highly sensitive...

Researcher Links Fungus To Dropping Bat Population
2011-10-31 13:21:51

A University of Tennessee researcher helped confirm the link between the fungus Geomyces destructans and the dropping bat population. Over a million bats were killed in North American in 2006, and little has been done to try and save them due to lack of evidence for the alleged killer. However, a new study has discovered that the fungus Geomyces destructans is the agent of White-noise Syndrome (WNS), which is the fungal disease decimating the bat population. The fungus has been...

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...

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2010-08-16 13:42:24

Research conducted by Dr. Jay Kolls, Professor and Chair of Genetics at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, and colleagues, has found that vitamin D may be an effective therapeutic agent to treat or prevent allergy to a common mold that can complicate asthma and frequently affects patients with Cystic Fibrosis. The work is scheduled to be published online August 16, 2010, ahead of the print edition of the September 2010 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The environmental...

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...

2009-10-30 08:30:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE-Amex: NBY) today announced that its Aganocide® compounds demonstrate potent antifungal activity in an established pre-clinical infected nail model of onychomycosis. The study data will be presented tomorrow at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) in Philadelphia. "This model tests both the penetration of the nail as well as the effectiveness...

2009-07-07 13:00:00

 Medical mycologists in The South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (STCEID) and the Department of Biology at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) have significantly advanced the fight against San Joaquin Valley Fever, a respiratory infection of humans, commonly called Valley Fever, which is caused by the Coccidioides fungus. For the first time, the researchers have genetically engineered a live, attenuated vaccine that successfully protects mice against Valley...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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