cryptococcus neoformans

Deadly Human Pathogen Cryptococcus Fully Sequenced

Researchers have sequenced the entire genome and all the RNA products of the most important pathogenic lineage of Cryptococcus neoformans, a strain called H99 — a fungus responsible for a million cases of pneumonia and meningitis every year.

Proteins May Prompt Metastatic Spread Of Lung Cancer

Two cell surface receptors might be responsible for the most common form of lung cancer spreading to other parts of the body, according to a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).

Genetic Defect May Confer Resistance To Certain Viral Infections

A rare genetic disease, while depleting patients of infection-fighting antibodies, may actually protect them from certain severe or recurrent viral infections, according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.