Sunday, 26 June, 2022

Topic: Fungus

Drug-resistant fungi, notorious for making ICU patients sicker, found in nature for first time

Discovery of Candida auris (C. auris) at a sandy beach and tidal swamp in Andamans has been made by researchers from Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute in Delhi.

Handbags, hamburgers, bricks — how mushrooms can be the ultimate sustainable material

Easy to grow and fully biodegradable, mycelium could prove to be the ultimate green material for the future.

Drug-resistant fungi lurking in ICUs are infecting Covid patients, study in Delhi finds

Researchers found that 2.5% patients got candidemia while in the hospital. The main pathogen was found to be Candida auris, a known global health threat.

Different but similar — fungi, whales, trees, humans grow the same way, study suggests

The study, conducted by researchers at ICTA-UAB in Barcelona, finds that growth, not metabolism, is the common pattern that ties all complex life together.

A deadly fungus is killing frogs and the human toll of this massacre will be heavy

Nearly 41% of known amphibian species face extinction due to factors like habitat destruction and climate change. The frog-killer fungus is making it worse.

The apocalyptic fungus that is wiping out species around the world

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them. It's your fix to stay on top of the latest in science.

Even fungi have better sex lives than you

Sex: birds do it, bees do it - and fungi do it too. Here’s how, and why it matters.

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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.