Resistance (AMR) in Candida glabrata reaching epic proportions

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Chinese researchers this month report a 14% rate of caspofungin resistance in Candida glabrata, an organism that is also fluconazole resistant. In 67 intensive care units in China, 389 isolates of Candida from 244 patients were susceptibility testing using CLSI M27-A3 methodology.¬† 50 isolates were C. glabrata and over 50% had fluconazole MICs of >… Read more »

Study confirms that Mycology research in UK is badly underfunded

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The first study to present detailed, systematically collected data and rigorously quantify funding, related to mycology research investments made to UK institutions from 1997-2010, has just been published in the BMJ Open Journal by ¬†Head et al. The results highlight clear gaps in the UK research portfolio and illustrate some priority areas for funders and… Read more »

GAFFI launch in Delhi

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GAFFI was launched in India at the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) on January 8th 2014. India probably has the largest burden of fungal disease in the world. Dr V M Katoch, Secretary, Department of Health Research & Director General, ICMR, Dr Rashmi Arora, Deputy Director, ICMR and GAFFI Advisor Professor Arunaloke Chakrabarti, explained… Read more »