Editor’s Selections: New fungus from bikini bottom, and then there came fungus, and anti-cancer fungi

Editor's Selections 10 Comments
By Vincent Racaniello

Vincent RacanielloVincent Racaniello selects several notable posts each week from molecular and cellular biology and virology. He unravels viruses at virology blog.

<img title=”Vincent Racaniello” src=”http://researchblogging.org/news/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/smallvincent.jpg” alt=”Vincent Racaniello” width=”47″ height=”47″ />Vincent Racaniello selects several notable posts each week from molecular and cellular biology and virology. He writes about viruses at <a href=”http://www.virology.ws” target=”_blank”>virology blog</a>.
  • What is round, bright orange, full of holes and resembles a sponge? A newly-discovered fungus called SpongeBob SquarePants, or Spongiforma squarepantsii. It is a terrestrial fungus that lives in rainforests on Borneo.
  • Recently a series of tornados ravaged the city of Joplin, Missouri. Over 150 people were killed and thousands of homes and businesses were destroyed. Now another problem has surfaced: fungal infections.
  • Polysaccharopeptides recovered from some species of fungi have anti-tumor activity because they up-regulate the immune system. Polysaccharopeptides activate phagocytes, natural killer T-cells, and CD4+ T cells.

I’ll be back next Friday with more selections.

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10 Responses to “Editor’s Selections: New fungus from bikini bottom, and then there came fungus, and anti-cancer fungi”

  1. Kimberly Gerson Says:
    June 24th, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Thank you so much Vincent. I’m glad you enjoyed the post and am honored to have been selected.

  2. James Says:
    June 24th, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Thanks Vincent! Thanks for the pick and keep up the good work on all the podcasts :)

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    spongebob squarepants and i thank you for noticing us!

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