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Learning Cut-and-Paste Rules to Fight a Deadly Fungus

May 14, 2007

News thumbnail Researchers are learning how the yeast that causes diaper rash, yeast infections, and a potentially fatal meningitis among newborn and premature infants, adapts and changes to invade different types of tissue in the human body. Full Story

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