CDC Warns of Person-to-Person Transmission of Resistant Fungus
CDC Warns of Person-to-Person Transmission of Resistant Fungus
In a first, patients who hadn’t been treated with antifungals were found to carry Candida auris impervious to all three available classes of the drugs.
CDC Warns of Person-to-Person Transmission of Resistant Fungus
CDC Warns of Person-to-Person Transmission of Resistant Fungus

In a first, patients who hadn’t been treated with antifungals were found to carry Candida auris impervious to all three available classes of the drugs.

In a first, patients who hadn’t been treated with antifungals were found to carry Candida auris impervious to all three available classes of the drugs.

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Identifying a Killer, 1895
Identifying a Killer, 1895
Catherine Offord | Jul 1, 2021
A contaminated ham put bacteriologist Émile Pierre-Marie van Ermengem on the path to discovering the microbe that produces botulinum toxin.
Lyme Disease Pathogen Present in Ticks Near the Coast
Lyme Disease Pathogen Present in Ticks Near the Coast
Kerry Grens | Apr 26, 2021
In Northern California, the proportion of ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi was the same in shrubland along beaches as in woodland habitats.
Conservation Biologists May Unintentionally Spread Pathogens
Conservation Biologists May Unintentionally Spread Pathogens
Amanda Heidt | Apr 19, 2021
When conservationists relocate species, they don’t always account for the pathogens hitching a ride, and the consequences of introducing them to a new environment.
Kelp Pathogen Has Spread Across the Southern Ocean
Kelp Pathogen Has Spread Across the Southern Ocean
Chris Baraniuk | Apr 5, 2021
Scientists suspect the gall-forming protist Maullinia hitches a ride on kelp rafts to reach new host populations at far-flung sites.
Q&A: Natural History Museums’ Role in Pandemic Surveillance
Q&A: Natural History Museums’ Role in Pandemic Surveillance
Max Kozlov | Jan 21, 2021
Host vouchering, the practice of preserving species known to harbor infectious diseases, can be used to help determine a pathogen’s source, scientists say.
Immunity to SARS-CoV-2 Lasts at Least Six Months, Data Show
Immunity to SARS-CoV-2 Lasts at Least Six Months, Data Show
Ashley Yeager | Nov 23, 2020
Half a year after infection, people who had recovered from COVID-19 had robust antibodies, along with traces of the virus in their gut, which may drive long-lasting immunity.
Wheat Blast Arrives in Zambia, First Time in Africa
Wheat Blast Arrives in Zambia, First Time in Africa
Munyaradzi Makoni | Oct 19, 2020
Experts fear the fungal pathogen will spread to other African countries, threatening wheat production.
Cheese Preservative Slows Oral Cancer Spread in Mice: Study
Cheese Preservative Slows Oral Cancer Spread in Mice: Study
Max Kozlov | Oct 1, 2020
The results add to mounting evidence of microbes’ roles in tumor growth and point to the possibility of impeding malignancies by inhibiting bacteria.
For the Greater Good: A Profile of Eva Harris
For the Greater Good: A Profile of Eva Harris
Diana Kwon | Jul 13, 2020
Through groundbreaking studies on dengue and efforts to build scientific infrastructure in Latin America, the University of California, Berkeley, professor has bridged research with its benefits to society.
Host Cells Release Exosomes to Sop Up Bacterial Toxins
Host Cells Release Exosomes to Sop Up Bacterial Toxins
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Jun 1, 2020
During bacterial infection, autophagy proteins appear to regulate the release of cell-saving exosomes, which bear the brunt of toxin damage.
Janelle Ayres Explores the Ways in Which Animals Tolerate Disease
Janelle Ayres Explores the Ways in Which Animals Tolerate Disease
Amy Schleunes | Jun 1, 2020
The Salk Institute researcher was one of the first to show that killing a pathogen isn’t the only way to survive an infection.
Infographic: How Cells Use Decoys to Defend Against Pathogens
Infographic: How Cells Use Decoys to Defend Against Pathogens
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Jun 1, 2020
Specialized exosomes sop up bacterial toxins, a study finds.
Neutrophil Extracellular Traps May Augur Severe COVID-19
Neutrophil Extracellular Traps May Augur Severe COVID-19
Alakananda Dasgupta | May 28, 2020
These webs of chromatin and proteins, released by immune cells to control microbial infections, could serve as a therapeutic target in coronavirus infections.
Microbiologist Who Studied Deadly Bacteria in Public Places Dies
Microbiologist Who Studied Deadly Bacteria in Public Places Dies
Emma Yasinski | Apr 22, 2020
Paul Matewele, who died from COVID-19, was known for discovering dangerous microbes on surfaces people touch every day.
Scientists Around the Globe Pivot Their Research to SARS-CoV-2
Scientists Around the Globe Pivot Their Research to SARS-CoV-2
Diana Kwon | Apr 6, 2020
Researchers have rapidly identified ways to apply their expertise to help end the pandemic.
Ants Produce Antibiotics that May Protect Plants
Ants Produce Antibiotics that May Protect Plants
Emily Makowski | Mar 1, 2020
The antimicrobial compounds ants excrete to defend themselves from pathogens may protect plants as well.
Image of the Day: Dog Detectives
Image of the Day: Dog Detectives
Amy Schleunes | Feb 5, 2020
Trained canines are remarkably accurate at detecting a pathogen that has devastated citrus crops.
Infographic: How NETs Work
Infographic: How NETs Work
Borko Amulic, Gabriel Sollberger | Oct 1, 2019
While neutrophil extracellular traps help guard the body from infection, they also can contribute to a range of diseases.