Friday, 6 January 2012

NewsBite: India Invests in Aspergillosis Research

Aiming to accelerate research initiatives in the field of fungi or invasive fungal infections prevalent in India, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) will soon begin research in the domain of medically important fungi with focus on the aspects of molecular epidemiology, pathogenesis and mechanism of fungal diseases, diagnosis of invasive fungal infection and drug development.

The fungi or invasive fungal infections prevalent in India include  Candida tropicalis and other Candida spp. that cause blood stream infections; Aspergillus flavus and other Aspergillus spp. involved in fungal rhinosinuisitis, ABPA and endophthalmitis; Zygomycetes; and Cryptococcus neoformans. more...

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