Study exposes key tactic used by deadly fungus

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Period1 May 2018

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  • TitleStudy exposes key tactic used by deadly fungus
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletScienceDaily
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date1/05/18
    DescriptionScientists have found that a lethal fungus destroys the immune cell that would ordinarily kill it, by stealing its source of nutrients. Candida albicans is a microscopic fungus commonly found in the body but which can become a dangerous infection in vulnerable hospital patients. The study demonstrated that the fungus competes with disease-fighting macrophages by rapidly consuming glucose and causing the macrophages to die.
    URLhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180501130819.htm
    PersonsThomas Naderer