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How a common fungus knows when to attack

The opportunistic fungal pathogen Candida albicans inconspicuously lives in our bodies until it senses that we are weak, when it quickly adapts to go on the offensive. The fungus, known for causing yeast and other minor infections, ...

dateJul 24, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Tooth protection from the sea

( -- A team of dentists and scientists from Newcastle University are developing a new product from a marine microbe to protect dentures, teeth and gums from bacteria in the mouth.

dateJul 04, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Rapid coral death by a deadly chain reaction

( -- Most people are fascinated by the colorful and exotic coral reefs, which form habitats with probably the largest biodiversity. But human civilisation is the top danger to these fragile ecosystems through climate ...

dateMay 24, 2012 in Environment
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