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Scientists discover new way to stop spread of rice blast

Scientists found that chemical genetic inhibition of a single protein in the fungus stops it from spreading inside a rice leaf -- leaving it trapped within a single plant cell.

Mar 27, 2018, 11:29 AM IST

Wallpaper fungus can make you sick: Study

The impetus for the study was the dearth of data on the health risk from mycotoxins produced by fungi growing indoors.

Jun 24, 2017, 16:33 PM IST

Cancer is a fungus that can be eliminated with baking soda, claims Italian doctor

According to this Italian doctor, cancer is nothing but a fungus which can be eliminated with baking soda.


Jun 14, 2017, 13:13 PM IST

Scientists accidentally discover world's oldest fungi; may be earliest known multicellular life!

The ancient fungus-like life forms, found in fossilised gas bubbles 800 metres (2,600 feet) underground in South Africa's Northern Cape Province, are remarkable not just for their age but their origin, the researchers said.

Apr 25, 2017, 18:18 PM IST

Fungus that devours plastic may help clean environment

 Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found an unexpected solution to the growing plastic problem in the form of a soil fungus.

Apr 02, 2017, 16:31 PM IST

Ash tree genome may fight against fungal disease: Study

Researchers have decoded the genetic sequence of the ash tree to help the fight against fungal disease.

Dec 27, 2016, 17:07 PM IST

First drug-resistant fungal infections identified in US

The fungus, Candida auris, is known to occur in healthcare settings such as hospitals and nursing homes, CNN reported.

Nov 05, 2016, 11:51 AM IST

Coffee plant disease not caused by climate change: Study

Fears that climate change is promoting a fungal disease which can devastate coffee crops may not be true as there is no evidence found to prove this, researchers say.

Oct 24, 2016, 14:34 PM IST

Toxin from 'death cap' mushrooms may cure colorectal cancer

Scientists have found that "death cap" mushrooms could help fight the battle of colorectal cancer.

Apr 23, 2015, 17:49 PM IST

Bacteria grown on bats to help fight deadly fungus

A particular bacteria growing naturally on the skin of some bats may help fighting white-nose syndrome, a deadly fungus that continues to cripple bat populations.

Apr 11, 2015, 13:23 PM IST

'Warrior' fungus threatening wheat production: Study

Wheat production in Britain faces serious threat from the spread of exotic and aggressive "warrior" strains of a plant fungus, a new research has found.

Mar 02, 2015, 15:55 PM IST

Dinosaurs may have been high on LSD 100m years ago!

A new discovery of amber fossil has linked the earliest grasses, dinosaurs and fungus used to produce LSD.

Feb 10, 2015, 16:22 PM IST

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.

Oct 31, 2014, 17:47 PM IST

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.

Oct 19, 2014, 15:38 PM IST

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.

Aug 29, 2014, 15:06 PM IST

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.

Aug 23, 2014, 19:51 PM IST

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.

Aug 22, 2014, 19:16 PM IST

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.

Jul 08, 2014, 17:08 PM IST

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.

May 28, 2014, 20:30 PM IST

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.

Feb 22, 2014, 12:30 PM IST