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New antifungal provides hope in fight against superbugs

Added: 12.01.2018 21:48 | 37 views | 0 comments

Source: labmed.ucsf.edu
Source: labmed.ucsf.edu

Microscopic yeast have been wreaking havoc in hospitals around the world -- creeping into catheters, ventilator tubes, and IV lines -- and causing deadly invasive infection. One culprit species, Candida auris, is resistant to many antifungals, meaning once a person is infected, there are limited treatment options. But researchers have now confirmed a new drug compound kills drug-resistant C. auris, both in the laboratory and in a mouse model that mimics human infection.

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