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Essential Tip of the Week : Fighting Fungi by Jennifer Nordin Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 16 Jun 2009 12:26am Those who suffer with discolored, brittle toenails may be grateful to hide their feet in socks this time of year! Now is the perfect opportunity to get those nails on the path to looking healthy in time for sandal season. Toenail fungus can indicate systemic overgrowth of fungi and yeast, so attacking it from the inside and out is the best battl ... Read on »
Chronic Stuffy Nose Often Caused by Fungi by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:03pm If your nose is stuffy during the pollen seasons in the spring and fall, check with an allergist. Allergy injections can help control your symptoms. If your stuffy nose started after puberty, you don't have allergies and your nose is stuffy 12 months a year, allergy injections usually are ineffective. Chronic sinus infections with nasal polyps ... Read on »
What are fungi? by Jeremy Posted Fri 28 Aug 2009 8:18pm Fungi are one of the great groups of organisms (and pathogens) that we encounter. They are eukaryotes distinct from both plants and animals (although they are more closely related to the latter). The fungi are a massively diverse group of well over a million species. The 'standard' type of fungus was brilliantly introduced in Richard Dawkins ... Read on »
Genetically Modified Fungi Kill Malaria-Causing Parasites in Mosquitoes by Medline Plus Posted Mon 28 Feb 2011 4:43pm Spraying malaria-transmitting mosquitoes with a genetically modified fungus can kill the malaria parasite without harming the mosquito, potentially reducing malaria transmission to humans, according to a new study published in the journal Science. Funded by the National Institute of ... Read on »
Fungi Developed to Fight Malaria in Mosquitoes by Posted Mon 07 Mar 2011 12:36pm A genetically engineered fungus could be a highly effective tool for preventing malaria transmission. The advance might offer a new line of defense in combating a disease that affects nearly 300 million people worldwide. Mosquito infected with a strain of ... Read on »
4 Funky Fungi You Should Know About by Sierra Club .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 23 Jul 2013 1:04pm Often overlooked and underappreciated, fungi are some of the most diverse and unique organisms out there. Responsible for breaking down organic matter , there are over 80,000 known species. We found four fun fungi that fall high on the funkiness spectrum. Scientific Name: Bridgeoporus nobilissimus Common Name: Noble Polypore or Fu ... Read on »
Monoclonal Antibodies for Detection of Stachybotrys chartarum Fungi by Posted Mon 12 Aug 2013 8:00pm Description of Invention: This invention provides monoclonal antibodies that can be used to rapidly and accurately test for the presence of Stachybotrys chartarum fungi. Certain fungi found in indoor environments, including homes and businesses, may cause adverse health effects in people and animals by causing infection or pro ... Read on »
Fungi Used as Medicines throughout History by Lucy J. Patient Expert Posted Thu 08 Apr 2010 10:11pm During the European “Copper Age” five thousand years ago, a man of high ranking status fled his home valley of Val Venosta, Italy, across an Alpine glacier. But his enemies caught up with him. An arrow penetrated his subclavian artery, which soon bled him to death. In 1991, two unsuspecting tourists ca ... Read on »
Running Is Fungi by Mike Antonucci Posted Tue 22 Jun 2010 8:17am In Tibet, turf wars have broken out over areas of land that contain the valuable Cordyceps sinensis fungus , produced by caterpillars. In Asia, the fungus is prized for its alleged healing properties and, of course, is believed to be an aphrodisiac. Like other such substances , the caterpillar fungus is also linked to athletic performance. ... Read on »
Fast, broad-range disinfection of bacteria, fungi, viruses and prions by Terry S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 27 Jan 2010 11:22am Originally published as JGV in Press, 10.1099/vir.0.016337-0 on October 28, 2009 J Gen Virol 91 (2010), 580-589; DOI 10.1099/vir.0.016337-0 Fast, broad-range disinfection of bacteria, fungi, viruses and prions Michael Beekes1, Karin Lemmer1,2, Achim Thomzig1, Marion Joncic1, Kathrin Tintelnot3 and Martin Mielke4 1 P24, Transmissible Spon ... Read on »