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A Novel Approach to Fighting Fungal Infection
Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:12News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Repurposing auranofin as an antifungal: In vitro activity against a variety of medically important fungi.
Wiederhold NP, Patterson TF, Srinivasan A, Chaturvedi AK, Fothergill AW, Wormley FL, Ramasubramanian AK, Lopez-Ribot JL.Virulence. 2017 Feb 17;8(2):138-142.Abstract:  Repositioning old drugs can significantly decrease the time and effort that it takes to develop novel antifungal therapeutics, which represents a pressing and unmet clinical need due to the devastating nature of fungal infections. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Cochrane Skin Group celebrate 20 years of improving treatment of skin diseases
World-leading dermatologists and their patients are celebrating huge improvements in the treatment of skin diseases like skin cancer, psoriasis, and acne as theCochrane Skin Group marks its 20th anniversary this week.   The effects of the 120 plus published Cochrane Skin Reviews have been far-reaching and have had real impacts on patient care. These include skin cancer, skin allergies, and acne, blistering diseases, hair disorders like alopecia, fungal infections and psoriasis as well as tropical parasitic disea ses.The group is coordinated by the University of Nottingham ’s Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Storming the cellular barricades to fight fungi
Yale scientists have developed a new class of molecules that attack fungal infections, offering a possible therapeutic approach to treating fungal illnesses. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Storming the cellular barricades to fight fungi
(Yale University) Yale scientists have developed a new class of small molecules that attack fungal infections by clinging to the cell wall of harmful fungi and recruiting a swarm of antibodies to join the fight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fungal Infection Trust (FIT) Burden Document Updated
FIT publish a detailed summary of the worldwide total burden of fungal disease on their website. It has just beenupdated here. Updates (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 31, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Fungal infection warning: Why you should NEVER wear unwashed socks
FUNGAL infections include athlete ’s foot. It’s contagious and can become dangerous if spread - here’s how to avoid developing symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Raises $67 Million in Series C Financing
Funds to support clinical development of APX001, compound with novel mechanism to treat life-threatening fungal infections SAN DIEGO, Aug. 2, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, a company developing novel antifunga... Biopharmaceuticals, Venture Capital Amplyx Pharmaceuticals (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New insights into diagnosing and treating invasive fungal infections will help save lives
(Westmead Institute for Medical Research) Thousands of patients suffering from invasive fungal infections in intensive-care units or after organ transplantation will benefit from the latest insights into diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Research on nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles reveals viable skin infection treatment
(George Washington University) A research team led by Adam Friedman, MD, associate professor of dermatology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has found that topically applied nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles are a viable treatment for deep fungal infections of the skin caused by dermatophytes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When Is It Nail Fungus?
Dermatologist says only an expert can diagnose condition accurately Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Fungal Infections, Nail Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Lancet Series Exposes Global Paucity of Care for Life Threatening Fungal Infections
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 26, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Invasive fungal infections secondary to traumatic injury - Kronen R, Liang SY, Bochicchio G, Bochicchio K, Powderly WG, Spec A.
Invasive fungal infection (IFI) is a rare but serious complication of traumatic injury. The purpose of this article is to review the epidemiology, natural history, mycology, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes associated with post-traumatic IF... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Fungal infection: Do YOU know the five types that can affect the buttock and groin?
FUNGAL infections are common in humans and can happen when fungus overrides the immune system to take over an area of the body. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's not just antibacterial resistance; now FUNGAL resistance labeled a huge threat to medicine
(Natural News) The current microbial resistance crisis has given way to yet another potential medical crisis by way of fungal drug resistance, said Ambalika Batra, a post-doctoral scientist at Royal Holloway University in London. According to Batra, patients were dying as physicians were finding it increasingly challenging to address fungal infections. According to the expert, fungal infections... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

eCourse in fungal microscopy
Direct microscopy is a rapid method for distinguishing many fungal infections using microscopic methods with specific stains. This is the first online microscopy course for fungal infections.Courses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the importance of the Drug Quality and Security Act and overseeing the safety of compounded drugs
In late 2012, the United States faced the most serious outbreak associated with contaminated compounded drugs in recent history, involving hundreds of people, in many states, who developed fungal infections related to a compounded product. It was an incident that resulted in dozens of deaths. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 27, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Can coffee machines and kettles spread toxic spores?
Conclusion This laboratory study suggests that under humid conditions, indoor surfaces like wallpaper may be colonised by fungi that produce toxic particles – some of which may be small enough to be inhaled. But it's important that these findings aren't taken too far out of context at this stage. The study was carried out in highly experimental circumstances where both temperature and humidity were optimised for maximal fungal growth. We can't know for sure that these circumstances would be typical of indoor environments, even bathrooms or kitchens, if they're well ventilated. The UK media has applied these findin...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the importance of the Drug Quality and Security Act and overseeing the safety of compounded drugs
In late 2012, the United States faced the most serious outbreak associated with contaminated compounded drugs in recent history, involving hundreds of people, in many states, who developed fungal infections related to a compounded product. It was an incident that resulted in dozens of deaths. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured FDA Regulatory Affairs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Histoplasmosis: Causes, risk factors, and treatment
Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection with a variety of flu-like symptoms. Although it is not contagious, it can cause chronic complications. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Fungal infections: Types and treatment
Who may be at risk from a fungal infection? What are the different types of fungal infections and what are their symptoms and treatment options? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Blocking gene expression to combat deadly fungal infection
(University of Southern California) Deadly fungal infections are becoming resistant to common treatments, but a team of researchers from USC and from France have found a potential new solution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

From Genome Research: Environmental pressures on opportunistic fungal pathogen
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) With an estimated one million cases diagnosed worldwide each year, the human pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans, which can cause life-threatening fungal infections in immunocompromised patients, is an important health concern. In a study published today in Genome Research, scientists identified natural genomic variation in C. neoformans that may influence prevalence and disease severity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Getting Botox In Your Groin
Most of us are familiar with botulinum toxin injections (commonly known by their brand names as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) to erase facial wrinkles.  But Botox can also help people who suffer from excessive sweating, which is known as hyperhidrosis. In order to put a halt to sweating, it’s become increasingly more common to receive Botox injections in the armpits. And now, people are getting injections in their groin, as well.  HuffPost recently spoke with Dr. John H.Tu, M.D. from the University of Rochester Department of Dermatology and dermatologist for Dermatology Associates of Rochester. He fi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fruity with a note of fungus: How fungal infections change the aroma of wine
(Frontiers) A recent study examining how two common types of fungal infection affect the aroma of wine reveals that both bunch rot (Botrytis cinerea) and powdery mildew (Erysiphe necator) do in fact change the aroma of wine, due to changes in chemical aroma substance composition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 30, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

ERROR: ISHAM Newsletter
For those who received a copy of the ISHAM newsletter on or around 19th May 2017 (i.e. end of last week) ISHAM have discovered that one of the conferences featured is not one they wish  to associate with as members have highlighted that it falls below a standard they would expect.The conference in question is  The Annual Congress on Fungal Infections, Diseases& Treatment is planned November 16-17, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., organized by Pulsus Group Inc.Updates (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

New production method to cut costs of meningitis drugs
The weakened immune system in people with HIV/AIDS makes them particularly vulnerable to fungal infections such as cryptococcal meningitis, which can be deadly. The medicine used to treat the condition is flucytosine, and EU-funded researchers have developed a new and more efficient way of producing it. This will cut production costs, making it more affordable for people in low-income countries. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - April 26, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Antifungal peptides: a potential new class of antifungals for treating vulvovaginal candidiasis caused by fluconazole-resistant Candida albicans.
Vulvovaginal candidiasis/candidosis is a common fungal infection afflicting approximately 75% of women globally caused primarily by the yeast Candida albicans. Fluconazole is widely regarded as the antifungal drug of choice since its introduction in 1990 due to its high oral bioavailability, convenient dosing regimen and favourable safety profile. However, its widespread use has led to the emergence of fluconazole-resistant C. albicans, posing a universal clinical concern. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Frontiers International Conference on Disease Mechanisms Underlying Fungal Infections and Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis
Date: Monday, April 24, 2017Year: 2017Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Key mechanism in the plant defense against fungal infections
Fungi cause important crop losses and pose a serious risk for human and animal health. A team of scientists has discovered a new component of the plant defense system against fungal infections. This finding provides new tools for developing plants resistant to fungal infections. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

5th Diagnosis and Therapy of Fungal Diseases - 5th DTFD: Fungal Diseases in Neonates
DTFD has become an important and essential national meeting in the field of fungal diseases, a forum in which mycologists, clinicians and basic researchers from different fields exchange research results and opinions on medical mycology practice. The outstanding scientific program will include plenary sessions on fungal infections.Courses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

A deadly fungus that's killed millions of bats in the Northeast has spread to Texas
Bad news for bats: White-nose syndrome, a disease caused by a fungus that has been killing millions of bats across the Northeast, has reached Texas.Conservationists and state and federal wildlife officials confirmed in March that the fungal infection has been detected in bats in the Texas panhandle.... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - April 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

A Step Forward for Treatment of Fungal Infection Worldwide
Wed, 04/05/2017 - 08:00News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Napping flies have higher resistance to deadly human pathogen
(University of Maryland) A new University of Maryland study finds that fruit flies that take frequent naps have the strongest resistance to both a fungal infection and to Drosophila 'superbug' bacteria. The unexpected finding of dual resistance to the two different pathogens suggests genes regulating factors involved in general immune system resistance to disease played a bigger role than did the genes conferring disease-specific resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Drug-Resistant Fungus Spreads Among U.S. Healthcare Facilities
This article was updated from a Nov. 2016 story on C. auris.  This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avoid Unsightly Fungal Toenail Infections
Yes, you really do need to wear flip flops in the gym shower, dermatologist says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Foot Health, Fungal Infections, Nail Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitals in New York State are witnessing a deadly drug resistant fungal infection outbreak
(Natural News) More than 30 cases of infection from a deadly fungal superbug have now been confirmed in the United States, with 28 of the 35 reported cases occurring in hospitals located in New York State. Last year, health officials warned that cases of the highly drug-resistant fungus, Candida auris, might soon appear in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three women blinded by unapproved stem-cell ‘ treatment ’ at South Florida clinic
Three women with macular degeneration became permanently blind after undergoing an unproven stem-cell treatment touted as a clinical trial at a South Florida clinic. Medical experts said the episode raises questions about whether the government and doctors are doing enough to protect patients from the dangers of unapproved therapies. The episode, described Wednesday in an article […]Related:Employees who decline genetic testing could face penalties under proposed billFirst-year doctors will be allowed to work 24-hour shifts starting in JulyDeadly fungal infection that doctors have been fearing now reported in U...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Employees who decline genetic testing could face penalties under proposed bill
Employers could impose hefty penalties on employees who decline to participate in genetic testing as part of workplace wellness programs if a bill approved by a U.S. House committee this week becomes law. In general, employers don't have that power under existing federal laws, which protect genetic privacy and nondiscrimination. But a bill passed Wednesday by […]Related:First-year doctors will be allowed to work 24-hour shifts starting in JulyDeadly fungal infection that doctors have been fearing now reported in U.S.Yellow fever outbreak in Brazil worries U.S. officials (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why critics say a Texas bill lets anti-abortion doctors lie to pregnant women
An ultrasound technician had just told Rachel Tittle that she was carrying a baby girl when things went terribly wrong. She was 20 weeks pregnant at the time and couldn't wait to become a mother. That's when a doctor walked into her examination room and delivered the news that still haunts her six years later. […]Related:Trump to select Scott Gottlieb, a physician with deep drug-industry ties, to run the FDAFirst-year doctors will be allowed to work 24-hour shifts starting in JulyDeadly fungal infection that doctors have been fearing now reported in U.S. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump to select Scott Gottlieb, a physician with deep drug-industry ties, to run the FDA
President Trump announced late Friday that he will nominate Scott Gottlieb, a conservative physician and businessman with deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry, to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. If confirmed, Gottlieb would bring a strong pro-industry, deregulatory approach to an agency that Trump has criticized as being overly restrictive. But he […]Related:First-year doctors will be allowed to work 24-hour shifts starting in JulyDeadly fungal infection that doctors have been fearing now reported in U.S.‘You bribed me with drugs’: This doctor prescribed hundreds of pain pills in...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First-year doctors will be allowed to work 24-hour shifts starting in July
A decision announced Friday lifts the 16-hour cap on first-year doctors' work days.Related:Deadly fungal infection that doctors have been fearing now reported in U.S.Yellow fever outbreak in Brazil worries U.S. officialsObamacare repeal guts crucial public health funds (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly fungal infection that doctors have been fearing now reported in U.S.
Nearly three dozen people in the United States have been diagnosed with a deadly and highly drug-resistant fungal infection since federal health officials first warned U.S. clinicians last June to be on the lookout for the emerging pathogen that has been spreading around the world. The fungus, a strain of a kind of yeast known […]Related:First-year doctors will be allowed to work 24-hour shifts starting in JulyYellow fever outbreak in Brazil worries U.S. officialsObamacare repeal guts crucial public health funds (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zydus gets USFDA nod for fungal infections, skin disorder drug
The company has received final approval from the USFDA to market Fluconazole tablets USP and Clobetasol Propionate Spray (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

3 Day Training Program: Lagos University
IFIForum and Lagos University Medical Society successfully held a 3 day training course on invasive fungal infections in Lagos, Nigeria on 14-16 February 2017Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 10:22Updates (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Germs, Mold Found in Some Medical Pot
Man undergoing cancer treatment died from fungal infection thought to come from medicinal marijuana (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Germs, Mold Found in Some Medical Pot
Man undergoing cancer treatment died from fungal infection thought to come from medicinal marijuana Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Marijuana (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pulmatrix raises $3m in direct offering
Pulmatrix (NSDQ:PULM) said today that unnamed institutional investors agreed to purchase approximately $3.3 million of shares of common stock in a direct offering. The company said it plans to sell 950,000 shares at $3.50 apiece. Pulmatrix expects the offering, which will close next week, to bring in $3.0 million in proceeds to use for general corporate purposes and paying off some of its debt. The company saw its stock price soar in January after its drug candidate for treating fungal infections in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients was designated as a ‘qualified infectious disease product’ by the FDA. Foll...
Source: Mass Device - February 3, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup Respiratory Wall Street Beat Pulmatrix Inc. Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Fighting athlete's foot
Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection that usually begins between the toes. It commonly occurs in people whose feet have become very sweaty while confined within tight-fitting shoes. Athlete's foot is closely related to other fungal infections such as ringworm and jock itch. It can be treated with over-the-counter antifungal medications, but the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 26, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Microfungi.net
is designed to teach the identification of fungal infection by direct (wet) microscopy and by histology in a full range of tissue specimens. All that is required is a simple microscope. For histology you will learn how to make stains and correctly interpret them. The use of simple microscopy is a more rapid method than direct culture and often more effective. These skills will assist a rapid diagnosis of a fungal infection in a patient and improve the chances of early treatment. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news