How do fungal infections spread in the human lung? -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

How do fungal infections spread in the human lung?

22.04.2022

Image: Microscope image: damage to lung tissue caused by the invasive fungal infection aspergillosis.; Copyright: Zoltán Cseresnyés/Leibniz-HKI

A chip-based infection model developed by researchers in Jena, Germany, enables live microscopic observation of damage to lung tissue caused by the invasive fungal infection aspergillosis. The team developed algorithms to track the spread of fungal hyphae as well as the response of immune cells.

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Image: A petri dish with red agar plating in the hand of person, next to it a screen with bacterial cultures; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf