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Pharmacy owner gets 9 year prison term for meningitis infection

Boston - The co-owner of a pharmacy, deemed by U.S. courts to be responsible for the deaths of 76 people in a meningitis contamination scandal, has apologized to the families of the victims. Barry Cadden has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

Fungal contamination changes the aroma of wine

Geisenheim - There's been a long-running dispute about the extent that fungi which infect vines influence the flavor and aroma of wines. A new study shows this to be the case. Interestingly there are both positive and negative effects.

Tulip and narcissus bulbs carry fungal risk

Dublin - Imported tulip bulbs, exported from the Netherlands, are spreading anti-fungal resistance, according to new research from Trinity College Dublin.

World's oldest fungus discovered

Fungi, or microorganisms resembling fungi, date back over 2.4 billion years according to new fossil evidence. Samples have been discovered from rocks that were once underneath the sea floor.

Salamanders in Europe set to be wiped out by fungus

Scientists have called for urgent action to be taken to protect wild salamanders in Europe from a deadly fungal infection.

Essential Science: Small molecule, big future in food security

This week’s Essential Science looks at how scientists are using molecules to stop a corn-infecting fungus from producing a potent toxin and running crops. The fungus poses a major risk to food security, especially in the developing world.

Helping tomato plants battle parasitic disease

Tomato plants become more resistant against nematode worms when colonized by a fungus. A new study shows how the fungus can help the plants to challenge parasitic infections.

Essential Science: Fungi become more pathogenic in space

Deep space missions will carry risks to the health of astronauts and research is underway to examine risk factors like radiation, developing brittle bones and psychological effects. Also included in the mix are infections.

Shining a light on golf course fungi

A turf grass disease that resembled an ink spill, which appeared on several southern U.S. golf courses has been identified. A solution to the disease has also been proposed.

Anti-fungal RNA spray developed to combat barley crop disease

Barley fields can be devastated by fungal infections and many fungicides are limited in their effectiveness or they are too toxic to be deployed safely. A new approach involves spraying barley crops with RNA molecules to inhibit fungus growth.

New health warning over mold found on nuts and corn

New research suggests that mold that can grow on common foodstuffs like nuts and corn can lead to ill-health effects through triggering a weakening of the airways.

Fungal lung disease caused by blowing bagpipes

Manchester - Following a bizarre death of a 61 year-old bagpipe player, medics are warning trumpeters, saxophonists and pipers to beware of a fungal disease associated with wind instruments.

Original Bramley apple tree has fungal infection

Nottingham - The tree, thought to be the first to give rise to bramley apples, is dying of a fungal infection. The tree is 207 years old and it is located in Nottinghamshire, England.

What exactly is lurking in your pillow?

Ever wondered what was lurking in you pillow as you drift off at night? Probably not, but you might be interested in finding out. After reading you'll end up not putting off the regular washing of your pillowcase.

Seriousness of fungal infections neglected by medical services

There are many pathogens that pose risks to human populations. Despite fungal infections killing more people than malaria, or from certain cancers like breast cancer, the level of research into combating fungal diseases is relatively low in comparison.

Connecting fungicides to neurodegenerative diseases

An alarming new study indicates that the newer generation of fungicides could be linked to conditions like autism and various neurodegenerative diseases. The study is based on an animal model.

Lower fertilizer applications with the help of fungi

With concerns about the use of chemical fertilizers being discussed in both the U.S. and Europe, news that fungi might present an alternative means for improving crop yields has been welcomed by scientists and policy makers.

Tracking down the extent of fungal diversity

Fungi are part of their own biological kingdom, yet little is known about the extent and diversity of the eukaryotic organisms. Experts think there are millions of undescribed fungi, found in different locations around the world.

The dangers of human fungal diseases

Fungal diseases are ever-present and millions of people around the world are at risk from different types of fungi. Yet research into fungal disease and preventative measures receives lower funding, according to a new report.

Could life survive on Mars?

The question preoccupying NASA scientists is not so much "is there life on Mars?" but could life survive on Mars? In the case of fungi, the answer appears to be yes.

Do our bodies really have more microbes than human cells?

Pick up a text book on microbiology or human physiology. Chances are you’ll stumble across a reference to the number of microorganisms in the human body exceeding the number of cells ten-fold. But is this correct?

Stingless bee must eat fungi to survive

Rio - A new study into the stingless bee of Brazil has found the bee needs to consume a special type of fungus when in the larval state to survive. Without the fungus, larvae die.

Tackling invasive rice-killing fungi

Tokyo - Scientists have a clue as to how to stop fungi that kills a variety of fruits, vegetables, rice. Researchers have identified the enzyme used by the fungus to make tenuazonic acid, which is the toxin that kills the crops.

Harnessing yeast to fight fungal pathogens

Yeast cells interacting in social communities are being studied to see if they can be harnessed to develop therapeutic strategies against pathogenic fungi.

Battling leaf cutter ants with fungi

Researchers have been investigating novel methods of fungal control to deal with leaf-cutter ants. These ants are problematic agricultural and garden pests.

Do we need a new safety standard for medical marijuana?

Washington - With the use of medical marijuana becoming accepted and following legislation enacted by a number of U.S. states, health professionals are considering whether cannabis requires a microbiological safety standard.

Cracking down on fungal meningitis

The brain disease meningitis is caused by different microorganisms. One of the most difficult forms to detect and treat is fungal meningitis. Researchers have a new approach to treat the disease.

Tweaking fungi to boost biofuel enzyme production

Researchers have used mutant variants of a fungus to double the production of endoxylanase enzymes. These enzymes are used to bleach wood in chlorine free processes and for biofuels.

Trouble on the golf course? It’s down to fungi

Penn - The causative agent of a recent turf grass disease has been traced to a type of fungus. Turf grass disease has been causing problems across golf courses in the U.S.

Southern pines in U.S. doing better than expected

Atlanta - In the U.S., Southern tree farmers have been worried about a spate of unexpected pine tree deaths. University researchers have concluded that the rate of decline will slowdown and that farmers have little to worry about.
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You can discover the fantastic fungi around the reserve in October
You can discover the fantastic fungi around the reserve in October
Desert truffle (Terfezia spp.) of Avanos  Turkey
Desert truffle (Terfezia spp.) of Avanos, Turkey
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White mushrooms ready for cooking. While common  they are just one of the many types of mushrooms cu...
White mushrooms ready for cooking. While common, they are just one of the many types of mushrooms cultivated and eaten.
Darkone
You ll be amazed by the vibrant autumn colours and mushrooms growing wild.
You'll be amazed by the vibrant autumn colours and mushrooms growing wild.
Fungi of Minnekhada Park  Port Coquitlam  BC  Canada.
Fungi of Minnekhada Park, Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada.
The magical world of mushrooms on the floor of an English woodland heath.
The magical world of mushrooms on the floor of an English woodland heath.
Exploring the woodland floor and you will find a rainbow beneath your feet.
Exploring the woodland floor and you will find a rainbow beneath your feet.
Some of the mushrooms are almost elf-like in appearance
Some of the mushrooms are almost elf-like in appearance
The countryside should be treated with respect and mushrooms should not be picked  according to the ...
The countryside should be treated with respect and mushrooms should not be picked, according to the reserve.
Common orange lichen  Yellow scale lichen or Shore lichen
Common orange lichen, Yellow scale lichen or Shore lichen
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Fungi and wild mushrooms growing at The Lodge  a reserve near Sandy  Bedfordshire in southern Englan...
Fungi and wild mushrooms growing at The Lodge, a reserve near Sandy, Bedfordshire in southern England.
Never eat anything you are unsure about. Ask guides  including a photographic one.
Never eat anything you are unsure about. Ask guides, including a photographic one.
Some of these vibrant and colourful displays are only present for a few days each year.
Some of these vibrant and colourful displays are only present for a few days each year.
Decaying trees as an active ground for different kinds of fungi  Minnekhada Park  Port Coquitlam  BC...
Decaying trees as an active ground for different kinds of fungi, Minnekhada Park, Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada.
Many of the mushrooms grow in a variety of different colours  shapes and sizes.
Many of the mushrooms grow in a variety of different colours, shapes and sizes.
Phytophthora infestans on a potato
Phytophthora infestans on a potato
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Fungi of Minnekhada Park growing on slowly decaying trees  Port Coquitlam  BC  Canada.
Fungi of Minnekhada Park growing on slowly decaying trees, Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada.
Fungi of Minnekhada Park  Port Coquitlam  BC  Canada.
Fungi of Minnekhada Park, Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada.