Two newly discovered species of fungi infect flies and then get them to rain down spores to infect others before they die, researchers have found.
Dec. 15, 2020 • ~5 min
The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted interest in home gardening. Three scientists who garden explain some basic methods for controlling common insects and microbes that can spoil your crop.
July 2, 2020 • ~9 min
Fungi and other organisms called oomycetes are highly adaptable. That's bad news for the global food supply.
June 23, 2020 • ~5 min
Researchers have discovered the first known example of a hybrid fungus that infects humans.
June 4, 2020 • ~10 min
From fungi and flies to spiders and fish, living collections need care and feeding even when their human keepers are dealing with a pandemic and its resultant social distancing.
April 23, 2020 • ~9 min
About 40% to 50% of people with fungal infections that Candida caused die, but when infectious disease specialists oversee care, death rates can drop 20%.
Sept. 25, 2019 • ~4 min
New maps document the symbiotic relationships among trees, fungi, and bacteria in the world's forests.
May 21, 2019 • ~7 min
New research from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has examined 75 popular e-cigarette brands and found that 27 percent contained traces of bacterial and fungal toxins associated with myriad health problems.
April 25, 2019 • ~4 min
An invasive fungus has led to the decline of 501 species of amphibians. Scientists say we're running out of time to come up with a solution.
April 2, 2019 • ~8 min
Climate change and a booming demand could be devastating for a fungus aphrodisiac that can sell for more than three times the price of gold.
Oct. 25, 2018 • ~7 min