Title Survival mechanism of deadly fungus exposed Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Labonline Media type Web Country/Territory Australia Date 7/05/18 Description How 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.
URL https://www.labonline.com.au/content/life-scientist/news/survival-mechanism-of-deadly-fungus-exposed-167973912 Persons Thomas Naderer Title Study exposes key tactic used by deadly fungus Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Medicalexpress Media type Web Country/Territory Australia Date 1/05/18 URL https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-05-exposes-key-tactic-deadly-fungus.html Persons Ana Traven