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Team finds fungus-fighting compound

Researchers with the Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery have identified a compound that blocks the growth of a fungus that causes deadly lung infections and allergic reactions in people with compromised immune systems.

dateSep 22, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Vaccine stops Dutch elm disease

Since 1992 over half a million Dutch elms have been 'vaccinated' against Dutch elm disease. Among these vaccinated trees, only 0.1% was infected by the fungus via the infamous elm bark beetle over recent years. The Wageningen ...

dateJun 20, 2016 in Ecology
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Plants force fungal partners to behave fairly

Plants react intelligently to their environment: If they can choose between more cooperative and less cooperative fungal partners, they supply the latter with fewer nutrients and thus force them to cooperate more. Based on ...

dateApr 14, 2016 in Ecology
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