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Scientists race to stop an amphibian-killing fungus from entering the United States

Science Magazine - ‎9 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Commission banned the import of 201 species of salamander into the United States, and between state boundaries.
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US crackdown on foreign salamanders to keep out deadly fungus - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
While presidential election hopeful Trump has vowed to keep out Muslims who might pose a terrorist threat, the wildlife authority is anxious to stop a deadly amphibian fungus crossing the country's borders. Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) was ...
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Famous scientist's century-old fungi accidentally found at UW - ‎10 hours ago‎
UW-Madison has one of the world's largest and oldest collections of fungus, but it wasn't until a week ago that fungi collected by one of America's most famous scientists were accidentally rediscovered in decades-old cabinets on campus. George ...
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Egypt Buys Romanian Wheat as Traders See Risks After Fungus Row

Bloomberg - ‎15 hours ago‎
Egypt's state grain buyer purchased 60,000 metric tons of Romanian wheat Friday, after failing to buy twice last week when traders held back or raised prices amid confusion about how much fungus is allowed in shipments. The General Authority for Supply ...

Fungus causing Valley Fever identified in Yakima County

KIMA CBS 29 - ‎6 hours ago‎
YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- State health leaders say some soil samples from Yakima County have tested positive for containing the fungus that causes Valley Fever. This is the first time positive samples were found in Yakima County. The infection is caused ...

Health officials find Valley fever fungus in Yakima County

Yakima Herald-Republic - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The fungus, coccidiodes (cock-sid-ee-OY-dees) or cocci for short (COCK-see), is much more common in arid regions in the Southwest, but local health officials have been looking for it more actively in the past two years or so because a handful of ...
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Areas that have Valley Fever fungus expanded to include Yakima Co. (blog) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The Washington State Department of Health, Yakima Health District, and Benton-Franklin Health District have been looking for where the fungus is present and what soil types will support its growth in Washington state. Since 2010, nine human cases of ...

Scientists call for import ban to save Europe's salamanders from skin-eating fungus

The Guardian - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
A skin-eating fungus could eradicate newts and salamanders from large tracts of Europe by 2020 unless a ban on live imports of Asian species is urgently introduced, a group of scientists and NGOs has warned.

Facts About the Fungus Among Us

Live Science - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Tens of thousands of organisms, from mushrooms to mold to yeast, fall under the umbrella of fungi. Once thought simply to be plants, fungi have emerged as their own taxonomic kingdom. The various fungal species are diverse, with many unique properties: ...
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Honey can destroy harmful fungus and save lives!

Times of India - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The researchers used different concentrations of Surgihoney, a biologically engineered honey that produces chemically reactive molecules containing oxygen, to test how effective it could be in destroying the fungus Fusarium, which is found on plants ...

Simon's Blog - Winter Fungus

ITV News - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
With our record breaking rainfall in December, followed by a wetter than average January, it's no wonder that the damp conditions are doing wonders for fungus spotters across the region. This last couple of days I've had some very odd specimens popping ...
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ISS saved from possible fungus problem at last minute

Daily Star Gazette - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
NASA's next cargo owned SpaceX run to the ISS delayed for two weeks after discovering fungus problem on packing clothing was found, food and other supplies.

Oklahomans at risk for dangerous fungus - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Valley Fever is caused by a fungus that lives in dirt and thrives in states here in the southwest. A gust of wind or digging in the dirt can send dangerous spores into the air.
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Super Bowl 50: Brought to You by Toe Fungus

The Nation. - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
... on the basis of these Super Bowl advertisements, you'd be forgiven for thinking that we are a place of heterosexual breeders who somehow find people to have unprotected sex with, despite our toe fungus, irritable bowel syndrome, or opioid constipation.

Lab seeks donations to help restore trees damaged by fungus

Hawaii News Now - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
HILO, Hawaii (AP) - A University of Hawaii conservation laboratory is seeking the public's help in response to a fungus that has affected hundreds of thousands of Hawaii's most important trees. Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports the disease called rapid ...

Fungus survives simulated Mars - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
A small percentage of fungal cells were still able to divide after exposure to Mars-like conditions aboard the International Space Station.

Tim Lockley: These fungi raise a stink, but don't judge them

The Sun Herald - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The stinkhorns are emerging a little early this year and, unlike previous years, the one I'm seeing aren't the "dead man's fingers" that I'd normally expect.

Highly prized 'caterpillar fungus' declared a danger to health by China's food and drug administration

South China Morning Post (subscription) - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Cordyceps, or caterpillar fungus, one of the most sought-after and expensive ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine, has been deemed a danger to human health by China's main food and drug regulator, mainland media report.

“I feel like we lost our son's childhood,” Dangerous fungus affecting Oklahoma families - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahomans are at risk for a devastating disease, and one breath is all it takes. It's a dangerous fungus that lives in the dirt of surrounding states. It can make you sick, and you have probably have never heard of it. "A respiratory ...
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Models suggest little brown bats more susceptible to fungus than bigger bats

Phys.Org - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
(—A team of researchers with members from several institutions in New Zealand and the U.S. has found, via modeling, that little brown bats in North America are likely more susceptible to dying due to a certain fungal infection than bigger ...