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What Turns Fungus From Friend to Foe?

May 23, 2023

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Read time:

5-15 mins
Bacteria
Presented by Health Lab

Three out of four women or people assigned female at birth will experience a yeast infection. Many of these infections are caused by an overgrowth of a fungus called Candida albicans. A study from the lab of Teresa O’Meara, Ph.D. of the U-M Medical School Department of Microbiology and Immunology finds that the colonizing strains are very similar to pathogenic strains.

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