It’s a horror story unfolding in the west that could sweep across the country. Beware the shot-hole borer, an exotic pest that threatens our tree crops, plantations, urban forests and wild places.
Better and more timely diagnoses of fungal diseases could save millions of lives a year.
The potential health benefits of cannabis are appreciable only when its products are safe to consume.
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Hemp flowers and certain cannabis products contain fungal toxins, including Aspergillus and Fusarium, that can exceed acceptable regulatory levels.
Melaleuca infected with myrtle rust.
Australian scientists have developed a cure for myrtle rust which could stop an unprecedented extinction event unfolding in native forests.
The majority of yeast infections are caused by
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One study found a zinc-containing gel stopped symptoms of thrush in the majority of women.
An unidentified fungal killer swept through a South African pine plantation in the 1980s.
Through a blend of perseverance, technology, and a touch of serendipity, it was possible to solve a decades-old mystery.
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Australia’s biosecurity system is on high alert for alien invaders. Here’s a hit list of eight baddies we believe pose the greatest threat to Australia’s biodiversity.
The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus. This fungus can cause a number of disorders in people with compromised immune function or other lung diseases.
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Africa is suffering from a silent, but costly, epidemic of fungal infections.
For decades, construction companies have used fireproofing chemicals associated with risks to human health and the environment. We need safer alternatives.
Newly developed molecular drills may be able to fight treatment-resistant fungal infections like
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Fungal infections can be among the hardest to treat, and since the pandemic began they’ve become only more common. To prevent future antifungal resistance, scientists have developed tiny molecular drills.
Candidiasis is a severe fungal infection that can spread easily in medical facilities.
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Multidrug-resistant fungal infections are an emerging global health threat. Figuring out how fungi evade treatments offers new avenues to counter resistance.
Candida auris is a fungal yeast that can infect humans.
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Candida auris is a relatively new addition to a family of fungi that can infect people. Most of these infections occur in sick, hospitalized patients and can be deadly.
It’s mushroom season in many parts of Australia. Here’s what you need to know before you go foraging.
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Spread by the wind, the fungal rusts are among the most feared of all plant diseases. A 2016 myrtle rust outbreak on Lord Howe Island was contained, but now its unique plants are again under threat.
A human fungal zombie from the TV show ‘The Last of Us.’
Raw flour at the store still contains live microorganisms. And while cooking can kill the fungi, it doesn’t destroy any illness-causing mycotoxins that might be present.
In the HBO series ‘The Last of Us,’ the parasitic fungus cordyeps mutates, and jumps from insects to humans and quickly spreads around the world, rendering its victims helpless to control their thoughts and actions.
While ‘The Last of Us’ is a dramatic projection of a deadly fungal outbreak, it is based, if not in reality, in logic. And it’s a reminder that fungal infections are growing more resistant.
Dangerous fungal infections are on the rise globally. But we have few drugs that work and no prospect of anti-fungal vaccines any time soon.
Communal bathing can get pretty disgusting.
Relaxing in filth – you may never want to use a hot tub again after reading this.
The Last of Us is set 20 years after a fungal pandemic topples society.
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Fungal infections are quickly becoming a global concern.