Researchers found that the killer skin fungus wiping out entire species of amphibians originated from East Asia in the 1950s. Then, with trade and other human activities, it spread further across the world and triggered an alarming global epidemic.
Unlike other candida infections, C. auris is resistant to the antifungal drugs that doctors usually use to treat candida infections.
The Panama disease epidemic has not happened since 1960s when at least $2.3 billion worth of bananas were wiped out.
The origin of the killer fungus is a mystery, but scientists are up in arms to fight the deadly fungus, using none other than high doses of the fungus itself. Yes, it's a battle of fungus versus itself, as scientists have decided to boost the immunity of frogs by pumping up large amounts of the fungus to their bodies.
Musicians, particularly wind instrument players, should clean up their instruments thoroughly after a bagpipe player suffered from "bagpipe lung" last week and died due to the fungus found inside the victim's instrument.
DEC implements eradication protocol following the discovery of oak wilt in Long Island.
The fungal disease has killed more than seven million bats in America as of present and it is threatening the agricultural business.
Dangerous varieties of fungus are responsible for some 1.5 million deaths a year, killing more people than TB or malaria. Yet there are no vaccines to protect people against fungal infections.
The U.S. Geological Survey's National Wildlife Health Center recently verified the white-nose syndrome (WNS) in a little brown bat. The white-nose syndrome is a disease caused by a fungus and has killed millions of bats in North America.
It's hard to think that the fungi that make bread moldy can actually be used to build a rechargeable battery. But a recent study showed that it could actually happen.
Snake Fungal Disease (SFD) is an emerging disease found in snakes throughout the eastern U.S. When infected, snakes exhibit discolored and crusty scabs, among many other abnormalities. However, researchers recently revealed the culprit behind the mysterious skin disease.
A crucial step has been found in how, at the beginning of life on land on this Earth, an alga was able to move from the water and have a symbiotic relationship with a crucial fungus. Until now, this hasn't been known.
Orange lichens could be a potential source for anticancer drugs, Emory researchers revealed in a new study. A pigment known as parietin found in the lichens was tested on acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells and found to have significantly reduced or prevented cell growth within 48 hours.
Bacteria found on some frogs' skin naturally protects the amphibian from a deadly skin disease that is already affecting 500 species of amphibians worldwide.