Theseus fighting against the minotaur, a hybrid of man and bull.
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Researchers have discovered the first known example of a hybrid fungus that infects humans.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria (coloured yellow) enmeshed within a human white blood cell (coloured red). MRSA is a major cause of hospital-associated infections.
Antimicrobial resistance is a public health and economic disaster waiting to happen. If we do not address this threat, by 2050 more people will die from drug-resistant infections than from cancer.
A Brazilian soldier puts out fires.
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Destruction of rainforests through wildfires or deforestation may harm human health. As these forests disappear, we may be losing precious medicinal plants that hold treatments for various diseases.
Microscopic image of the common environmental mould
Aspergillus fumigatus – harmless to most people but can be deadly if you have a weakened immune system.
Dr David Ellis, University of Adelaide
On your marks, get ready, go! Australian researchers compete in a global event to try to stop fungal diseases.
Researchers have raised concerns about anti-fungal resistance.
Fungal diseases can be life-threatening for people living with HIV, cancer patients and those admitted to hospital.
A microscopy image of
Aspergillus fumigatus fungus, one of the biggest killers of patients with weak immune systems.
Mark Stappers/Kevin Mackenzie
Fungi perform a vital role in the biological cycle, but pose an increasing danger to human health – invasive fungal infections kill three times more people than malaria.
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Ultra-violet (UV) light can destroy a fungus that's devastating the animals in North America.
The spread of a multidrug-resistant fungal infection is rapid and alarming.
For about 5% of women, the symptoms of thrush recur or never really go away.
While most women will have one or more episodes of uncomplicated and temporary thrush, some suffer from recurrent episodes. These can be shameful and often debilitating.
Transgenic American chestnuts could soon take root.
Adding a single wheat gene helps the American chestnut withstand a fungal pathogen that nearly wiped these hardwood trees out of the eastern forests they once dominated.
Candida albicans lives in the mouth or digestive tract of 50% of people.
A seemingly harmless oral fungus can get out of hand but there aren't as many drugs as you may think to deal with it.
Tri colored bat with white-nose syndrome.
It’s been roughly eight years since white-nose syndrome (WNS) was first documented decimating bat populations in upstate New York. The disease is caused by the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans which…
Brace yourself, a new infection is on the prowl.
A new fungal infection may spell doom for LOLcats and cute puppies. Researchers have found a fungus that affects cats, dogs and humans with nasty consequences. Vanessa Barrs at the University of Sydney…
This fungus is pretty harmless, but its tiny cousins are not.
Researchers have found that dishwashers are particularly conducive to the growth and spread of disease-causing fungi. These fungi have been implicated in causing lung diseases and sometimes fatal infections…
A new study to be published in Nature magazine reveals the feet are home to a huge range of fungus. Considering fungi is…
Be ready for a one-way trip. Deadly fungus lies ahead.
A deadly fungal infection has been spreading across western North America. The number of human and animal cases has grown rapidly in recent years, to the extent that government agencies in US and Canada…
African clawed frogs in California harbour a deadly fungal infection that is destroying the global amphibian population…
It’s estimated there are 193 million asthma sufferers worldwide, but a new study reports some may find relief in an anti-fungal…
Injecting mice with simple baker’s yeast protects against the fatal fungal infection, aspergillosis, according to research…