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Salamanders Threatened By Deadly Skin-eating Fungus
2013-09-03 07:59:33

Imperial College London A new species of fungus that eats amphibians' skin has ravaged the fire salamander population in the Netherlands, bringing it close to regional extinction. Fire salamanders, recognizable by their distinctive yellow and black skin patterns, have been found dead in the country's forests since 2010. The population has fallen to around 10 individuals, less than four per cent of its original level, but what has been killing them has been a mystery until now....

2013-08-07 10:36:07

“Magic” mushrooms are well known for their hallucinogenic properties. Until now, less has been known about their evolutionary development and how they should be classified in the fungal Tree of Life. New research helps uncover the evolutionary past of a fascinating fungi that has wide recreational use and is currently under investigation for a variety of medicinal applications. In the 19th century, the discovery of hallucinogenic mushrooms prompted...

2013-07-31 23:20:26

Kombucha tea has benefits, side effects. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 GetKombucha (http://www.getkombucha.com/), the world’s most reviewed Kombucha brewing site, is now offering an extract that will help resolve the most prevalent issues with the tea. Kombucha’s new extract is free of additives and easily portable, providing both convenience and safety. Among its many health benefits, Kombucha extract has the following five benefits: The product is sugar-free, making it...

White Nose Syndrome Relatives Found
2013-07-26 12:15:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online First identified in 2006 in upstate New York, White Nose Syndrome (WNS) has decimated the North American bat population, killing millions of animals over the past several years. According to a new report in the journal Fungal Biology, biologists from the US Forest Service have identified several benign relatives of the fungus that is believed to cause the disease. "Identification of the closest known relatives of this fungus makes...

2013-07-16 23:24:09

How To Cure Candida created by Ryan Shea is a new candida treatment book that reveals to people natural remedies for candida, and diet plans to prevent fungal yeast infections from coming back again. A full How To Cure Candida overview on the site Vkool.com indicates if the book is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 How To Cure Candida created by Ryan Shea is a new candida treatment book that reveals to people natural remedies for candida, and diet plans to prevent fungal...

2013-06-24 23:24:16

WA Shipton pens informational new book, ‘The Biology of Fungi Impacting Human Health’ WISHART, Australia (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 “Fungi have become increasingly significant determinants of human health and may cause as heavy a burden to health as viruses, bacteria and parasites,” author WA Shipton states. With the desire to make information about the biology of fungi impacting human health more readily available, Shipton penned his new book “The Biology of Fungi Impacting Human...

2013-06-24 08:28:31

NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma US, Inc. ("Astellas"), a U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo: 4503), announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the use of MYCAMINE® (micafungin sodium) for injection by intravenous infusion for the treatment of pediatric patients four months and older with candidemia, acute disseminated candidiasis, Candida peritonitis...

Bullfrogs Spreading Deadly Fungus Also Die From It
2013-06-18 07:29:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There is currently a global decline in amphibian populations. It is believed that a major cause for this decline is a fungus thought to be spread by bullfrogs. A two-year study from Oregon State and the University of Pittsburgh reveals bullfrogs are not only tolerant carriers that spread the disease, as previously thought. The bullfrogs are also dying from the pathogen. The research team raised bullfrogs from eggs in controlled...

2013-06-03 23:00:14

NaturesMagicGift.com releases a review of Linda Allen's Yeast Infection No More system which promises to permanently eliminate Candida, yeast infections and help to restore the body's natural inner balance. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Yeast Infection No More has become a popular holistic treatment will for those suffering from yeast infections creating a buzz of excitement throughout the natural health community, and prompting a review from NaturesMagicGift.com's Will DeMarco....

Cause Of The Irish Potato Famine Revealed
2013-05-21 11:53:17

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft An international team of scientists reveals that a unique strain of potato blight they call HERB-1 triggered the Irish potato famine of the mid-19th century It is the first time scientists have decoded the genome of a plant pathogen and its plant host from dried herbarium samples. This opens up a new area of research to understand how pathogens evolve and how human activity impacts the spread of plant disease. Phytophthora infestans changed the course of...


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Golden Flangetail, Sinictinogomphus clavatus
2013-07-17 10:14:24

The golden flangetail (Sinictinogomphus clavatus) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a large range that extends from Nepal to eastern Russian and Vietnam. Its range includes China, Japan, Korea, and Thailand. It prefers to reside in areas with standing water sources like lakes, ponds, and man-made reservoirs. It is the sole member of its genus, Sinictinogomphus, and is thought to have a stable population. The golden flangetail has no known threats and is not declining in number,...

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