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"New way to prevent a deadly fungal infection spreading to the brain."

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Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered a way to stop potentially deadly Cryptococcosis infections from 'hijacking' the body's immune system and spreading to the brain.

 

Main article published in Science Advances

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 Image showing the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans (blue) being phagocytosed by a white blood cell (macrophage) and macrophage proteins involved in the process shown in red (actin) and green (Syk) Photo credit: HAPI Birmingham