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February 11, 2017
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Study reveals workings of immune response to deadly fungal infections

Now that scientists understand what triggers key steps in the immune response to menacing fungi such as Candida albicans, they hope to develop ways to make it work better. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Every year, fungal infections threaten thousands … Continue reading

July 10, 2013
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‘Life as Research Scientist’: Angel Byrd, Cell Biologist

For years, Brown University M.D./Ph.D. student Angel Byrd had dedicated herself to studying how immune system cells capture invading fungal pathogens. Like those cells, called neutrophils, she had seized on seemingly every opportunity that had come her way. In high … Continue reading

December 6, 2011
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Infectious Fungus, Thought to Be Asexual, Isn’t

*Candida tropicalis turns out to have sex, making it the second medically important member of the genus to be capable of mating. Sex may improve the survival of the species, particularly when it’s under pressure. It may also mean the … Continue reading