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Candida albicans

Scientists Discover Possible Way to Turn Fungus From Foe to Friend

by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Candida albicans is a double agent: In most of us, it lives peacefully, but for people whose immune systems are compromised by HIV or other severe illnesses, it is frequently deadly. Now a new study from Johns Hopkins and Harvard Medical School shows how targeting a specific fungal component might turn the fungus from a lion back into a kitten.