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Low-toxicity pesticide tricks fungi into ‘committing suicide’, safeguarding key food crops from disease

Pathogenic fungi pose a huge and growing threat to global food security. Currently, we protect our crops against fungal disease ...
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Fungus-treated tomatoes see 65% higher yields in salty soil, greenhouse study shows

Plant scientists in the Middle East have discovered that adding a desert root fungus, Piriformospora indica—first isolated in India—to the ...
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Why a mysterious fungus could herald a dangerous era in drug-resistant infections

A fungus called Candida auris preys on people with weakened immune systems, and it is quietly spreading across the globe ...
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Failure of first US uterine transplant blamed on organ donation system

On March 7, 2016, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic introduced the nation to Lindsey McFarland, the first person to undergo a ...
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Using biotech to turn plants into ‘antifungal factories’ could protect against disease

Researchers [at the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) in Spain]  have developed a biotechnological tool to produce .... antifungal ...
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Could commercial herbicides made from fungi bridge sustainability gap between organic and conventional agriculture?

Nature is not just out to kill us, it is out to kill itself, in the interest of surviving over ...
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Winemakers abandoning organic status for sustainability, improved taste

The shift has been more common in France, where wineries have cited concerns about the environment and copper buildup from ...