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Archive for November 21, 2015

The mysterious fungus that has major health consequences

U of T research sheds new light on mysterious fungus that has major health consequences

U of T research sheds new light on mysterious fungus that has major health consequences

Researchers at the University of Toronto examined fungi in the mucus of patients with cystic fibrosis and discovered how one particularly cunning fungal species has evolved to defend itself against neighbouring bacteria.¬†A regular resident of our microbiome – and especially ubiquitous in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients -the Candida albicans¬†fungus is an “opportunistic pathogen.”

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