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Frog fungus fights back

May. 9, 2019—Louise Rollins-Smith and colleagues are exploring how a deadly fungus counters the amphibian immune response and contributes to declining worldwide amphibian populations.

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New histoplasmosis risk map

Sep. 14, 2018—The new mapping approach, called suitability score mapping, should improve public health assessments and interventions for geographic-specific infections.

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Fighting fungal infections

Apr. 3, 2017—A detailed structural and functional analysis of the yeast protein that is the main target of antifungal drugs will help direct efforts to develop better treatments.

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Rational design of novel antifungals

Oct. 7, 2015—Structural and molecular details of an anti-fungal target's interaction with inhibitors suggest ways to design better treatments for fungal infections.

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Treatments for frog fungus

Jul. 25, 2014—The fungicide amphotericin B may be a useful treatment for a frog fungus that is killing amphibians worldwide.

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Study finds ‘hot’ frogs fight off fungal pathogen

Jul. 9, 2014—Simple heat treatments may give the frog immune system a boost and help it fight off a deadly fungal pathogen, according to a new study published July 10 in the journal Nature.

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Frog-killing fungus paralyzes amphibian immune response

Oct. 17, 2013—A fungus that is killing frogs and other amphibians around the world releases a toxic factor that disables the amphibian immune response, Vanderbilt University investigators report Oct. 18 in the journal Science.

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Fungus toxin gets in the way in DNA

Oct. 7, 2011—Structural studies are providing insight to how aflatoxin – a toxin produced by fungi – contributes to cancer development.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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