Researchers prepare to send fungi for a ride around the moon
(Naval Research Laboratory) The fungus Aspergillus niger, along with its three mutant strains, are slated to rotate the moon on NASA's Orion Space Capsule in 2021 so researchers can improve their understanding of the fungi's natural and adapted defenses against radiation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 28, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Alarm over white fungus: Here's all you need to know about causes, symptoms and treatment plans
Though no case of white fungal infection in Covid patients has been reported in Patna, white fungus (Candida and Aspergillus) reaching the lungs could pose a new challenge. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alarm over white fungus: All you need to know about causes, symptoms and treatment plans
Though no case of white fungal infection in Covid patients has been reported in Patna, white fungus (Candida and Aspergillus) reaching the lungs could pose a new challenge. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Invasive Aspergillosis Due to Aspergillus Section Usti: A Multicenter Retrospective Study, Clinical Infectious Diseases
Conclusions Aspergillus ustus IA mainly occurred in nonneutropenic transplant patients and was frequently associated with extrapulmonary sites of infection. Mortality rate was high and optimal antifungal therapy remains to be defined. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digestive enzymes of fungal origin as a relevant cause of false positive Aspergillus antigen testing in intensive care unit patients, Infection
Background: Galactomannan antigen (GM) testing is widely used in the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis (IA). Digestive enzymes play an important role in enzyme substitution therapy in exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. As digestive enzymes of fungal origin like Nortase contain enzymes from Aspergillus, a false-positive result of the test might be possible because of cross-reacting antigens of the cell wall of the producing fungi. We, therefore, asked whether the administration of fungal enzymes is a relevant cause of false-positive GM antigen test results. Methods: Patients with a positive GM antigen test between January...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspergillus Polymerase Chain ReactionAn Update on Technical Recommendations, Clinical Applications, and Justification for Inclusion in the Second Revision of the EORTC/MSGERC Definitions of Invasive Fungal Disease, Clinical Infectious Diseases
Aspergillus polymerase chain reaction testing of blood and respiratory samples has recently been included in the second revision of the EORTC/MSGERC definitions for classifying invasive fungal disease. This is a result of considerable efforts to standardize methodology, the availability of commercial assays and external quality control programs, and additional clinical validation. This supporting article provides both clinical and technical justifications for its inclusion while also summarizing recent advances and likely future developments in the molecular diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis. (Source: Current Awareness S...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Toxin-Mediated Diseases?
Discussion A poison is a generic term for “a substance with an inherent property that tends to destroy life or impair health.” A toxin is more specific and is “any poison produced by an organism, characterized by antigenicity in certain animals and high molecular weight, and including the bacterial toxins that are the causative agents of tetanus, diphtheria, etc., and such plant and animal toxins as ricin and snake venom.” A toxin does not include those substances that are made synthetically produced. Venom is also a toxin that is used by animals and insects for predation or defense which can cause ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 12, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New discoveries on deadly fungus - might be a key for treatment
(The University of Bergen) Scientists at the University of Bergen (UiB) have discovered a new enzyme on the deadly fungus Aspergillus fumigatus that might unlock new treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis During COVID-19 Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis During COVID-19
This unusual case highlights the role home isolation can have in the development of Aspergillus-associated respiratory disorders, particularly during the current COVID-19 pandemic.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Research reveals how a fungal infection activates inflammation
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have shed light on the mechanisms that underlie how Aspergillus fumigatus activates the inflammasome, with implications for therapeutic development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Japanese black vinegar found to be effective against metabolic syndrome
(Natural News) The Japanese black vinegar known simply as “kurozu” is a mild-tasting vinegar that has been brewed by artisans for more than 200 years in the town of Fukushima, Japan. Also called amber rice vinegar, this condiment is produced by slowly fermenting a mixture of rice and water in black ceramic jars using a microbe called Aspergillus oryzae. This... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use of omalizumab in fungal allergic asthma
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 2, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Outdoor fungal spore levels, lung function and symptoms in patients with asthma and aspergillus sensitisation
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 2, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Prevalence and clinical outcomes of fungal sensitive asthma in a severe asthma population
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 2, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Fungal contamination of valved holding chambers (VHCS): potential to prevent, and effect on drug delivery
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 2, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Insufficient allergy diagnostics in severe asthmatic patients in Germany
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 2, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Do children with troublesome preschool wheeze have evidence of fungal sensitisation?
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 26, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Calcineurin inhibition impairs the dendritic cell transcriptional response to aspergillus fumigatus infection in lung transplant recipients
CALCINEURIN INHIBITION IMPAIRS THE DENDRITIC CELL TRANSCRIPTIONAL RESPONSE TO ASPERGILLUS FUMIGATUS INFECTION IN LUNG TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTSConference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 26, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Postdoctoral research assistant - antifungal resistance in Candida auris
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Postdoctoral scientist - nutrient sensing and virulence in Cryptococcus
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Successful treatment of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis with benralizumab after no response to omalizumab
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Effects of omalizumab in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in 10 asthmatic patients
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Inflammatory responses in mice after intranasal instillation of spores of some aspergillus and penicillium spp monitored in Southwest Nigeria
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Allergen-specific igG4 response to recombinant aspergillus fumigatus allergens in patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Alternaria and other fungal spores associated with Ambrosia pollen in Ukraine
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Fungal sensitivity in bronchial asthma and allergic rhinitis: A search beyond aspergillus fumigatus
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

The TLR2/MyD88, an inhibitory pathway of the allergic response induced by Aspergillus fumigatus spores through the IL-10 cytokine
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Differences in clinical characteristics between aspergillus fumigatus sensitized asthmatics and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Analysis of fungal allergen and aspergillus fumigatus component sensitization in patients with respiratory diseases in southern China
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) and omalizumab treatment
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis as a complication of COPD: A new entity
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

The potential diagnostic value of periostin in patients with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

The adaptor molecule MyD88: an inhibitory pathway of the allergic response induced by Aspergillus fumigatus spores
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Study of aero-allergen sensitization in subjects with naso-bronchial allergy in a tertiary care centre from India
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Respiratory symptoms associated with the inhalation of Cladosporium, Alternaria and Aspergillus mold spores in Zimbabwean patients
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Impact of outdoor molds on daily shortacting beta2 agonists (SABA) sales in central France area for 5 years
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Determination of reference values for IgG antibodies against typical antigens of hypersensitivity pneumonitis – current data of a German multicentre study
Determination of reference values for IgG antibodies against typical antigens of hypersensitivity pneumonitis – current data of a German multicentre studyConference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis: our experience in the last two decades
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Common aeroallergens and food allergens seen among allergic children in the United Arab Emirates
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Molecular characterization, gene expression profile and histopathology of fungal spore causing allergies in southwestern Nigeria
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

IgG, IgE and IgG4 specific antibodies to molecular allergens of aspergillus fumigatus
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Human umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cells decreased T helper 17 immune response in skin draining lymph node of atopic dermatitis-like skin lesions induced by aspergillus fumigatus
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Immuno-clinical investigation of IgEmediated cross reactivity of major nosocomial fungal allergens: a serious health hazard in Barasat District Hospital
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Clinical and immunological characteristics of fungal sensitive asthma and allergic bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Identification, purification and quantification of 20.2 kd IgE binding major allergen of aspergillus fumigatus for quality control
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Differences of the role of NLRP3 inflammasome between two types of fungal allergen-induced asthma
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Life Sciences Post Doctoral Fellowships: The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 6, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Post-Doc
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 6, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Effect of human umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cells on atopic dermatitis-like skin lesions induced by Aspergillus fumigatus
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 5, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Case series of Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) and patients with severe Asthma fungi sensitized in a national institute of pulmonary diseases in Mexico
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 5, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news