Monash study exposes key tactic used by deadly fungus

Press/Media: Research

Period1 May 2018 → 7 May 2018

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  • TitleSurvival mechanism of deadly fungus exposed
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletLabonline
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date7/05/18
    DescriptionHow do you stop an immune cell from killing you? If you’re the deadly fungus Candida albicans, your best bet is to steal the source of your foe’s nutrients, starving it in the process.

    C. albicans is a microscopic fungus commonly found in the human body but which can turn into a dangerous infection in vulnerable hospital patients. These life-threatening infections affect an estimated 400,000 people worldwide annually and have an alarming mortality rate of 40%.
    Seeking the secret behind its survival, researchers from Monash University decided to study the microbe’s response to macrophages — a type of immune cell that is ordinarily quite effective at killing disease-causing microbes such as C. albicans. The results of their research have been published in the journal Cell Metabolism.
    URLhttps://www.labonline.com.au/content/life-scientist/news/survival-mechanism-of-deadly-fungus-exposed-167973912
    PersonsThomas Naderer
  • TitleStudy exposes key tactic used by deadly fungus
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletMedicalexpress
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date1/05/18
    URLhttps://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-05-exposes-key-tactic-deadly-fungus.html
    PersonsAna Traven