Translating the Microbiome

Translating the Microbiome

A flurry of microbiome research over the past two decades has led to many insights about the link between the microbes and health, but now the race to the clinic is on. Over the past two decades scientists have been working steadily to unravel the complex interplay of...
How Fungi May Open Up New Doors for Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment

How Fungi May Open Up New Doors for Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment

Experts say fungi can be found in a variety of places in the human body as well as in cancer tumors. Researchers say the microorganisms may be useful in developing new diagnostic tools and treatments. They say fungi may be able to develop biomarkers to detect cancer...
Tumor Associated Fungal Signatures May Offer Diagnostic Insights

Tumor Associated Fungal Signatures May Offer Diagnostic Insights

Fungal communities (mycobiota) constitute a subset of the human microbiome that can trigger an immune response, but little is known about their presence or functional role in human cancers. Two independent studies published in the journal Cell, report converging...
Fungal DNA, Cells Found in Human Tumors

Fungal DNA, Cells Found in Human Tumors

Fungal DNA is present in various types of cancer, according to two studies published yesterday (September 29) in Cell. The findings add support to a hypothesized link between fungi and certain cancers, although researchers emphasize that there isn’t yet evidence for a...