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Probing insight into antimicrobial resistant fungus

A major systematic review of the pathogenic fungus Candida auris has been conducted. This yeast-like fungus has been found in hospitals and it is resistant to several classes of antimicrobial drugs. This poses serious risks for those infected.

Yeast infection linked to mental illness

Infection with a common yeast can lead to mental health problems in some cases, according to new research. This is shown from analysis of patterns relating to psychiatric patients.

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.

Space pathogens: how to travel to Mars in safety

Houston - Astronauts are as much at risk travelling in space for pathogens infections as they are on Earth. The microorganisms carried on the body can turn on a stressed person with a weaker immune system. For this reason, NASA has been studying the issue.

Insight into pathogenic fungus

The fungal pathogen Candida albicans causes yeast infections, diaper rashes and oral thrush, and is the most common fungal pathogen to infect humans. Researchers have identified a protein that the fungus uses to defend itself against the human body.

Good fungi help with good oral health

Our mouths contain a mix of microbes which, when disrupted, can lead to oral diseases. A new study compared the fungi present in the mouths of healthy individuals with those who are ill, showed why thrush is a common complication of HIV infection.

Put aside the yoghurt, a new probiotic treatment for thrush

With a decline in the effectiveness of antibiotics and for those who seek antibiotic alternatives, a probiotic for thrush has been developed.

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Candida albicans  the yeast the cause thrush
Candida albicans, the yeast the cause thrush

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