Himalayan Viagra fuels gold rush in local Tibetans

Overwhelmed by people trying to cash-in on a prized medicinal fungus known as Himalayan Viagra, two isolated Tibetan communities have implemented a successful system for the sustainable harvest of a precious natural resource, a new research suggests.

How a rare pathogen could infect the healthiest of people

A unique evolutionary trait in a rare pathogen called Cryptococcus gattii allows it to infect even the healthiest of hosts through a mechanism that neutralises the body's immune response against it, a study showed.

Now, fungus-derived antibiotic may help in fighting bacteria

A new study has confirmed potent synthesis of natural tetracycline, which is a recently discovered natural antibiotic.

Killer fungus that grows on trees

A teenaged girl has helped scientists discover that a deadly fungus that generally attacks HIV/AIDS patients grows on trees.

Human skin fungus tracked to deep sea animals

A ubiquitous skin fungus linked to dandruff, eczema and other itchy, flaky maladies in humans has now been tracked to Hawaiian coral reefs and the extreme environments of arctic soils and deep sea vents.

Fungus in yoghurt serious health threat?

A fungus strain responsible for an outbreak of contaminated Greek yoghurt last year has the ability to cause serious gastrointestinal (GI) problems, according to new research.

New device will find carcinogenic food fungus

Detecting highly carcinogenic toxins that occur naturally in most common crops, could soon be solved by groundbreaking research that exploits aflatoxins` fluorescent properties.

Revolutionary naming system for all life on earth created

Here comes a new and revolutionary naming system for all life on earth that would create a more robust and precise name for any organism - be it a bacterium, fungus, plant or animal.

Avoid this deadliest mushroom that is spreading fast!

Love mushrooms? Then read this news carefully. An otherwise innocuous variety of mushroom has turned toxic, and spreading fast.

Fungal infections can be deadly for humans

The common notion about `fungus` is that they are something that smells or looks disgusting, but ask David Perlin, executive director of the Public Health Research Institute at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and the response will be far more somber- because he knows how deadly fungi can be.

Fungus can help in fight against mosquitoes

Researchers have claimed that fungus could be the key to controlling mosquitoes.

New skin-eating fungus killing Dutch salamanders

A new kind of skin-eating fungus has been killing fire salamanders in the Netherlands at an alarming rate, European researchers said Monday.

Fungus found in wheat, rice worsening AIDS epidemic

A new study suggests that a type of fungus coating much of the stored corn, wheat, rice and nuts in developing countries may be quietly worsening the AIDS epidemic.

Fungus effective in ridding beg bugs

A natural fungus could get rid of blood sucking bed bugs which infest thousands of homes and deprive inmates of sound sleep.

`Mushrooms may have stopped coal formation 300 mn yrs ago`

Scientists claim to have found evidence that shows the arrival of fleshy fungi species may have stopped the formation of coal deposits about 300 million years ago.

Fungi to save world from environmental catastrophe?

Scientists say they have found a "plastic-eating" fungi in the Amazon rainforest, which they claim could save the world from environmental catastrophe.

Fungus trials on Himachal crops successful

Scientists claimed that trials on vegetable crops in varied temperatures of Himachal Pradesh have been successful with the use of a newly identified fungus.

Fungus, insects found in food samples in Delhi

Fungus, harmful chemical, insects were found in various food articles and sweets lifted by Prevention of Food Adulteration Department of Delhi Govt as part of a major drive.

Killer hospital bug shows Achilles heel: Researchers

Candida albicans is widespread among humans, but normally does not affect health other than as vaginal or oral yeast infections, also called thrush.

20-yr-old ‘huge’ fungus discovered in China

The fruiting body is up to 10m long, 80cm wide and weighs half a tonne.