• According to Science Daily, your pillow may contain millions of fungal spores. (ehow.com)
  • These fungal spores can lead to numerous respiratory issues, as well as exacerbate preexisting conditions such as asthma or allergies. (ehow.com)
  • Old footwear should be discarded to get rid of fungal spores they may be harbouring. (news-medical.net)
  • You may see it on the surface, but those fungal spores are inside you, causing dozens of other seemingly unrelated health problems! (sun-sentinel.com)
  • The affected plant stems develop brown lesions that hold black fungal spores. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Researchers at Uppsala University have, for the first time, sequenced (or charted) two selfish genes in the fungus Neurospora intermedia that cause fungal spores to kill their siblings. (innovations-report.com)
  • If a fungal spore carries this gene, the spore kills all related ('sibling') spores that lack the gene. (innovations-report.com)
  • Fungal spores on plant surfaces usually can survive in a dormant state during periods of unfavorable environmental conditions. (apsnet.org)
  • The mysterious orange-colored goo that washed up on the shore of a remote Alaska village this month has now been identified fungal spores, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (ibtimes.com)
  • Another rare fungal infection (Cryptococcosis) is caused by C. gattii spores, which occur naturally in the Northwest. (spokesman.com)
  • feather pillows will host fewer fungal spores over time compared with synthetic materials. (nachi.org)
  • For other fungal topics, visit the fungal diseases homepage. (cdc.gov)
  • In a study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have identified cells in blood that predict which HIV-positive individuals are most likely to develop deadly fungal meningitis, a major cause of HIV-related death. (redorbit.com)
  • The risk of developing fungal meningitis from Cryptococcus neoformans rises dramatically when people have weakened immunity, due to HIV infection or other reasons including the use of immunosuppressive drugs after organ transplantation, or for treating autoimmune diseases or cancer. (redorbit.com)
  • The primary goal of the research is to obtain information that will expand approaches for controlling fungal diseases of corn and sorghum and lead to new and improved disease management practices. (usda.gov)
  • In both animals and plants, an unprecedented number of fungal and fungal-like diseases have recently caused some of the most severe die-offs and extinctions ever witnessed in wild species, and are jeopardizing food security. (nature.com)
  • But wisteria also is susceptible to fungal diseases that may affect its health. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Fungal leaf spot diseases, which appear in June through August, also attack the vine. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Plants under stress are most susceptible to fungal diseases, so keep your plants healthy. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Fungal diseases are significant causes of mortality and morbidity in both the developed and the developing world. (mbl.edu)
  • Despite this increasing threat, our understanding of the basic pathophysiology of fungal disease lags far behind our understanding of bacterial, parasitic and viral diseases. (mbl.edu)
  • Weather often plays the biggest factor in the spread of fungal diseases. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Without intense research and scientific study, catastrophic harvest failures due to fungal diseases could cause food shortages, human and animal poisonings, and economic loss throughout the world. (routledge.com)
  • A novel approach;analyzing a patient's breath for key chemical compounds made by the infecting microbe;may help detect invasive aspergillosis, a fungal infection that is a leading cause of mortality in patients with compromised immune systems, according to a proof-of-concept study now online in Clinical Infectious Diseases . (medindia.net)
  • Only about 180 of the 250,000 known fungal species are able to cause disease. (infoplease.com)
  • According to an innovative new study, nylon polymers may help to tackle fungal species that currently defy treatment. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Although most fungal remediation research has focused on one species, Pacific Northwest researchers have tested more than 50 fungal species for vairous applications. (bio.net)
  • Among the different fungal species, Candida species is the most common cause of infection, followed by Aspergillus species. (medscape.com)
  • Only wavelengths in the blue light range repress conidiation, which contrasts with numerous other fungal species in which blue light induces or substantially enhances conidiation. (usda.gov)
  • This study suggests that colonization with fungal species may generate immunologic responses in patients with asthma that perpetuate airway inflammation and blunt the effectiveness of drug therapy. (redorbit.com)
  • The most common causes of otomycosis are the fungal species Candida and Aspergillus . (wikihow.com)
  • Similar results were obtained with mixed cultures containing non- albicans and albicans fungal species. (wpi.edu)
  • previously, fewer than ten secondary metabolites were known in this widely studied fungal species. (innovations-report.com)
  • The system rebuilt based on 980 of such features is validated using a 5-fold cross validation and results in a success rate of 87% for predicting some and 77% for predicting all the reported lo calization sites of 3 fungal species for which annotations on subcellular localization were available. (actapress.com)
  • Candidiasis is a very common fungal infection usually caused by Candida albicans . (thebody.com)
  • The medications used to fight Candida are anti-fungal drugs called "azoles. (thebody.com)
  • Some health care providers prescribe anti-fungal drugs on a long-term basis, but this can lead to drug-resistant Candida that is more difficult to treat. (thebody.com)
  • WOODLAND PARK, N.J. - The fungal infection Candida auris has infected at least 587 people around the United States over the last few years, with one in three patients dying from the infection, federal health officials said. (usatoday.com)
  • Although it has been long known that lipopeptides inhibit fungal glucan synthase activity both in cell extracts and in whole cells, the genetic and biochemical identification of the proteins involved has been accomplished only recently. (nih.gov)
  • LysM effectors: secreted proteins supporting fungal life. (nih.gov)
  • In a previous work, we built a classi´Čüer that used a decision tree to predict fungal protein localization based on phys iochemical properties of proteins. (actapress.com)
  • We shall detect the occurrence of such features in fungal proteins and use them as potential de terminants of subcellular localization. (actapress.com)
  • Fungal prions are naturally occurring proteins that can switch between multiple, structurally distinct conformations, at least one of which is self-propagating and transmissible to other prions. (wikipedia.org)
  • The toll from a nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis continued to rise Thursday, with 170 cases reported, including 14 deaths, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (usatoday.com)
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today reported that 169 people in 11 states have contracted fungal meningitis after receiving spinal injections of methylprednisolone acetate for back pain. (go.com)
  • Dr Tom Chiller, the fungal disease expert at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who has been overseeing the outbreak, praised the work of the hospital in helping to limit deaths from the outbreak. (foxnews.com)
  • It is these patients with severe asthma with fungal sensitization, or "SAFS", as the researchers named the syndrome, who are most likely to enjoy marked improvement with the antifungal therapy. (redorbit.com)
  • This study indicates that fungal allergy is important in some patients with severe asthma, and that oral antifungal therapy is worth trying in difficult-to-treat patients. (redorbit.com)
  • If you decide to treat a fungal nail infection, you can try a non-prescription antifungal medicine that comes in a cream, lotion, or nail polish. (healthlinkbc.ca)
  • Antifungal pills give the best chance of curing a severe fungal nail infection. (healthlinkbc.ca)
  • A fungal infection can range from mild to severe, and can be life threatening, requiring hospitalization and possibly many months of one or more antifungal medications to eliminate the infection. (spokesman.com)
  • The University of Michigan Division of Health Services rates dandruff shampoos such as Nizoral that contain the antifungal agent ketoconazole as "most effective" in reducing the number of fungal organisms on the scalp and those that contain selenium sulfide such as Selsun Blue as "moderately effective. (livestrong.com)
  • Health officials say flying debris from the tornado that tore through Joplin, Missouri, last month is to blame for an outbreak of a rare but serious - and in some cases deadly - fungal infection among some of the more than 900 people injured in the disaster. (foxnews.com)
  • While acknowledging that improvements in therapies have led to better care of patients with invasive aspergillosis - a potentially deadly fungal infection - new practice guidelines emphasize that there remains a critical need for early diagnosis. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The impact on bat populations of a deadly fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome may depend on how gregarious the bats are during hibernation. (scienceblog.com)
  • The Use of Frozen Section in the Early Diagnosis of Acute Invasive Fungal Sinusitis. (medscape.com)
  • Comparison of efficacy of amphotericin B and itraconazole in chronic invasive fungal sinusitis. (medscape.com)
  • Prognostic Factors in the Outcome of Invasive Fungal Sinusitis in a Pediatric Population. (medscape.com)
  • Smith A, Thimmappa V, Shepherd B, Ray M, Sheyn A, Thompson J. Invasive fungal sinusitis in the pediatric population: Systematic review with quantitative synthesis of the literature. (medscape.com)
  • Early symptoms of fungal meningitis, such as headache, fever, dizziness, nausea, sensitivity to light, stiff neck, weakness or numbness, slurred speech and pain, redness or swelling at the injection site can take more than a month to appear. (go.com)
  • Signs and symptoms of fungal meningitis include new or worsening headache, fever, sensitivity to light, stiff neck, new weakness or numbness in any part of the body, slurred speech. (lww.com)
  • This leads primarily to superficial disease but may also result in invasive fungal disease. (infoplease.com)
  • Knowing which patients are most likely to develop fungal meningitis would allow costly drugs for preventing fungal disease to be targeted to those most in need. (redorbit.com)
  • The research team wanted to know if the lower levels of IgM memory B cells in certain HIV-infected individuals resulted from the fungal disease, or whether their reduced levels of these cells preceded their development of the disease. (redorbit.com)
  • At the epicenter of the outbreak, infectious disease specialist Dr. Robert Latham is doing what he can for the 25 patients with fungal meningitis at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. (usatoday.com)
  • Fungal meningitis is diagnosed through a lumbar puncture, which draws cerebrospinal fluid from the spine that can be inspected for signs of the disease. (go.com)
  • The research is a component of a CRIS project on Molecular and Genetic Mechanisms of Fungal Disease Resistance in Grain Crops. (usda.gov)
  • Fungal endocarditis is often difficult to diagnose because the presentation may be nonspecific, and the disease typically occurs in otherwise critically ill patients with confusing clinical pictures. (medscape.com)
  • Most of them are not detrimental to human body, but some will lead to fungal disease. (selfgrowth.com)
  • Human activity is intensifying fungal disease dispersal by modifying natural environments and thus creating new opportunities for evolution. (nature.com)
  • The immune system of these pets kills the fungal organism before clinical disease can occur. (vetinfo.com)
  • Sooty canker is a fungal disease that affects wisteria and other woody plants. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Diagnosing candidemia can be difficult, which means a better understanding of all fungal disease pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment has now become "an essential medical challenge of the 21st century. (genengnews.com)
  • Fungal Disease Resistance in Plants: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Genetic Engineering presents the latest developments in crop protection from fungal infection. (routledge.com)
  • DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - A University of New Hampshire pathologist recently diagnosed a fungal disease called Valley Fever in a rescue dog from Arizona, the school said in a news release Tuesday. (ap.org)
  • Nick Bos and his colleagues at the University of Helsinki, Finland, have now shown that ants choose to eat hydrogen peroxide if they have a dangerous fungal disease - and are more likely to survive as a result. (newscientist.com)
  • Ringworm disease is a contagious superficial fungal infection affecting the skin, nails and hair seen in humans and animals. (medindia.net)
  • Snake fungal disease , or SFD for short, has the potential to decimate local snake populations because it can prevent snakes from effectively feeding and drinking and makes them more susceptible to predators by extending basking periods, Paloski said. (htrnews.com)
  • An eastern massasauga rattlesnake infected with snake fungal disease, which can hamper feeding and drinking and makes them more susceptible to predators. (htrnews.com)
  • Wisconsin snake fungal disease reports. (htrnews.com)
  • Fungal prions have provided a model for the understanding of disease-forming mammalian prions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Discovery of fungal secondary metabolic pathways from large-scale genomic and transcriptome information. (genetics-gsa.org)
  • Having recently retired after 43 years researching and teaching genetics and mycology, his ongoing research activities include computer programs simulating fungal growth and differentiation, and genomic data mining. (cambridge.org)
  • Their technique is called "genomic mining" because of its robust ability to dig through an entire fungal genome to locate nearly all the hidden gems-the actively-produced secondary metabolites-at once. (innovations-report.com)
  • Lotrisone prevents growth of several types of fungi by preventing production of the membranes that surround fungal cells. (medicinenet.com)
  • In addition to its anti-fungal properties, bamboo bedding naturally wicks away moisture, making this option ideal for hot summer nights. (ehow.com)
  • Tea tree oil has anti-fungal properties because of the terpenoids. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Rather, it occurs most frequently in neonates as part of a disseminated fungal infection,in patients following cardiac surgery, and in those who develop an intracardiac thrombus or valvular injury due to the presence of a central venous catheter (CVC). (medscape.com)
  • Does CD4 count of 405 excludes possibility of having candidiasis or any other opportunistic (fungal) infection? (medhelp.org)
  • Ringworm is a fungal infection that can affect your skin and scalp. (healthline.com)
  • As immunological testing technology advances, the application area of fungal antigens test are widening. (selfgrowth.com)
  • Invasive aspergillosis is a cause of fungal pneumonia that is difficult to diagnose, and it is a leading cause of mortality in immune-compromised patients. (medindia.net)
  • [ 5 ] There have been recent outbreaks of fungal endophthalmitis associated with contaminated compounded brilliant blue G and triamcinolone. (medscape.com)
  • The St Joseph Mercy clinic has been at the front line of the fight against one of the biggest ever U.S. outbreaks of fungal meningitis, a killer infection that has been traced to tainted steroid shots from a Massachusetts pharmacy. (foxnews.com)
  • Comparison of Socioeconomic and Demographic Factors in Patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis. (medscape.com)
  • Acute Invasive Fungal Rhinosinusitis: A 15-Year Experience with 41 Patients. (medscape.com)
  • Invasive fungal rhinosinusitis in immunocompromised patients. (medscape.com)
  • These findings open the door to a new means of helping patients with severe asthma, and raise intriguing questions related to fungal allergy and asthma. (redorbit.com)
  • Initially, St Joseph's Fungal Outbreak Clinic was started in order to coordinate the care of patients after their discharge, which included overseeing the administration of a complex regime of anti-fungal drugs. (foxnews.com)
  • In September 2012, CDC began hearing multiple reports of fungal meningitis in patients following epidural steroid injections. (medindia.net)
  • Sophia Koo, MD, of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and a team of researchers wondered if they could find a unique "chemical signature" in the breath of patients being evaluated for fungal pneumonia. (medindia.net)
  • The researchers then analyzed breath samples from 64 patients with suspected cases of invasive aspergillosis and assessed whether it was possible to distinguish patients with this fungal pneumonia from patients who did not have this illness. (medindia.net)
  • Based on the identification of these fungal compounds in the breath samples, they identified patients with the fungal infection with high accuracy 94 percent sensitivity and 93 percent specificity. (medindia.net)
  • Researchers were able to detect key compounds, or metabolites, produced by Aspergillus fungi in the breath of patients with fungal pneumonia. (medindia.net)
  • Fungal Diversity is an international journal which publishes papers spanning all facets of the field of mycology. (springer.com)
  • In 2018, 100% of those students in the Molecular Mycology: Current Approaches to Fungal Pathogenesis course who requested financial aid received some support. (mbl.edu)
  • Jock itch is a fungal infection of the groin and upper thighs. (kidshealth.org)