Candida Albicans

  • Drug Combinations a Good Approach for Infectious Fungus, Research Shows
    Researchers at the University of Toronto have discovered that Candida albicans -- a leading cause of potentially fatal hospital-acquired infections -- rarely develops resistance to combination drug therapy and, when it becomes resistant, it also becomes less dangerous. The ...More
    February 6, 2015 Posted in News
  • Unusual Immune Cell Needed to Prevent Oral Thrush, Researchers Find
    An unusual kind of immune cell in the tongue appears to play a pivotal role in the prevention of thrush, according to the researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine who discovered them. The findings, published online today in the Journal of Experimental ...More
    September 8, 2014 Posted in News
  • Scientists Unlock Secrets of Protein Produced by Disease-Causing Fungus
    A team that includes scientists from the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Johns Hopkins University and St. Mary's University reported the structure of a protein that helps a common fungus to infect the body. The fungal ...More
    April 16, 2014 Posted in News
  • Scientists Discover Potential Way to Turn Fungus From Foe to Friend
    Candida albicans is a double agent: In most of us, it lives peacefully, but for people whose immune systems are compromised by HIV or other severe illnesses, it is frequently deadly. Now a new study from Johns Hopkins and Harvard Medical School shows how targeting a ...More
    September 24, 2013 Posted in News
  • Microbiologist Discovers Herbal Medicine Treatment for Common Human Fungus
    A Kansas State University microbiologist has found a breakthrough herbal medicine treatment for a common human fungal pathogen that lives in almost 80 percent of people. Govindsamy Vediyappan, assistant professor of biology, noticed that diabetic people in developing ...More
    September 12, 2013 Posted in News
  • Research Uncovers Potential Solution for Central Line Infection
    A team of researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has developed an antibody that could prevent Candida infections that often afflict hospitalized patients who receive central lines. Margaret Hostetter, MD, director of infectious diseases at Cincinnati ...More
    September 11, 2013 Posted in News
  • Research Identifies How Mouth Cells Resist Candida Infection
    Candida albicans is a common fungus found living in, and on, many parts of the human body. Usually this species causes no harm to humans unless it can breach the body's immune defences, where can lead to serious illness or death. It is known as an opportunistic pathogen ...More
    September 3, 2013 Posted in News
  • New Compound Prevents First Steps of Fungal Infection
    Targeting serious and sometimes deadly fungal infections, a team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) has discovered a chemical compound that prevents fungal cells from adhering to surfaces, which, ...More
    August 13, 2013 Posted in News
  • New Palm-Sized Microarray Technique Grows 1,200 Individual Cultures of Microbes
    A new palm-sized microarray that holds 1,200 individual cultures of fungi or bacteria could enable faster, more efficient drug discovery, according to a study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. Scientists at the ...More
    June 25, 2013 Posted in News
  • How a Common Fungus Knows When to Attack
    The opportunistic fungal pathogen Candida albicans inconspicuously lives in our bodies until it senses that we are weak, when it quickly adapts to go on the offensive. The fungus, known for causing yeast and other minor infections, also causes a sometimes-fatal infection ...More
    July 25, 2012 Posted in News
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