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New deadly drug-resisant superbug linked to four deaths in the US

11/17/2016 - The rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been of the utmost concern for quite some time now. But bacteria are not the only microorganisms that can become drug-resistant. A report recently released by the CDC has revealed that a deadly drug-resistant fungus is on the loose, and it's already killed...

Fungus in humans identified for first time as key factor in Crohn's disease

10/17/2016 - The myriad of intestinal problems that falls under the umbrella of Crohn's disease may not simply be a factor of bacterial abnormalities, a new study has found. Researchers from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio have identified, for the first time, the presence of a toxic fungus inside the human...

Researchers identify fungus as a key factor in Crohn's disease

10/2/2016 - Scientists from Case Western Reserve University have identified a species of fungus that may play a key role in the development of Crohn's disease, in a study published in the journal mBio. "We already know that bacteria, in addition to genetic and dietary factors, play a major role in causing Crohn's...

Himalayan locals sustainably cultivate natural aphrodisiac as Big Pharma seeks to cash in

1/25/2016 - High up in the Himalayan mountains, hidden in the quiet pastures, grows a rare medicinal fungus. Speculators from around the world have heard what the fungus can do. (It's a powerful aphrodisiac.) They have learned how valuable it is. (It's more valuable than gold in the Chinese markets.) It's an understatement...

Ants have been domesticating cultivated crops for 50 million years, research reveals

12/26/2015 - Humans have been domesticating and cultivating agricultural crops for only slightly more than 10,000 years. In contrast, species of ants have been cultivating crops for 50 million years -- so long that the ants and their crops have co-evolved to become dependent on each other, according to a study conducted...

Bananas driven to extinction? Deadly soil fungus spreading globally

12/9/2015 - Could bananas soon become a thing of the past? Let's just say it's not looking good – at least according to researchers from Wageningen University, Netherlands, who say that a deadly soil fungus is threatening the world's banana plantations.(1) The relentless fungus, which has...

Overused fungicides give rise to deadly, resistant fungus threatening humans and crops

8/19/2014 - Nature always finds a way. Despite the advanced technology that humans possess, nature always seems to be one step ahead. This is particularly true for drug-resistant fungi, a phenomenon threatening enough to demand further research. Four years ago, Dutch researchers were the first to link the agricultural...

U.S. hospital admits that five children died from fungus outbreak between 2008 and 2009

4/23/2014 12:12:15 PM - It's easy for medical professionals to sweep the cause of a patient's death under the rug, to not be held liable for medical error. A hospital can become a breeding ground for deception, as death certificates can be easily faked, hiding the real cause of death. Family members can be left in the dark...

Miracle fungus naturally produces cancer-fighting nanoparticles

4/8/2013 - Researchers from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville have discovered that a species of fungus naturally produces nanoparticles capable of boosting the immune system and killing tumors. Their findings were published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials. "This exciting discovery is the first...

Baking soda, cancer and fungus

5/16/2012 - (NaturalNews)The cancer industry is closing in on baking soda and beginning to do research in earnest about sodium bicarbonate and how it is a primary tool in the treatment of fungus. Cancer is a fungus, can be caused by a fungus, or is accompanied by late-stage fungal infections, and now the Mayo Clinic...

Anti-cancer fungus found to naturally eat away plastic waste

2/27/2012 - What if it was possible to eliminate much of the world's otherwise very-slowly-biodegrading plastic waste using a natural Amazonian fungus? Well, it just might be, thanks to research conducted by Jonathan Russell and colleagues from Yale University's Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry,...

Deadly fungus killing Joplin tornado survivors, rescue workers

6/14/2011 - Cleanup and rescue efforts are not the only major concern in the wake of the recent mega-tornado that ravaged Joplin, Mo., and various nearby areas. Recent reports indicate that zygomycosis, a rare but deadly fungal infection, is afflicting both injured victims that have open wounds, and even some rescue...

Deadly fungus spreading across US and Canada

8/28/2010 - A research study out of Duke University has found that a dangerous mutated form of an airborne fungus called Cryptococcus gattii is spreading across the Northwest United States and some parts of Western Canada. The fungus, which typically only infects people with autoimmune disorders and compromised...

Rare Fungus Discovered that Converts Plant Cellulose to Diesel Fuel

2/28/2009 - Researchers from Montana State University, Yale University and the Center for Lab Services in Pasco, Washington, have discovered a fungus that naturally synthesizes diesel compounds, according to a paper published in the journal Microbiology. "These are the first organisms that have been found that...

For Healthy Nails - Nail Fungus Once and for All

4/9/2008 - We may not be back in bathing suit season quite yet, but it's the perfect time to address that embarrassing little problem that you've been putting off. Millions of Americans are plagued with fungal infections in their nails, very few are talking about it and even fewer still have been able to treat...

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