Research shows how common fungus gets the flexibility to live in different host environments

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Reviewed by James Ives, MPsych Mar 1 2019 The fungus Candida albicans is found in the gastrointestinal tract of about half of healthy adults with little if any effect, yet it also causes an oft-fatal blood infection among patients with compromised immune systems, including those with HIV/AIDS. New research from Brown University helps show how this fungus gets the flexibility to live in these vastly different environments.

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