Fungi for the Fossil Fuel-Free Future

The world is moving away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy and biodegradable materials, but fossils of the petroleum era may remain if oil spills and plastics are left untreated. Fortunately, the chemistry of petroleum hydrocarbons is not vastly different from the hydrocarbons that make up wood, the favorite food of many fungi. Petroleum …

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Immune Health, Fungi and the Mycobiome

Our immune systems and fungi have something in common: they’re both a little elusive in mainstream understanding. In this report, I review the role that fungi may play in modulating immune function, working in concert with bacteria for better or for worse in the “mycobiome,” and repairing the aftermath of commonly used pharmaceutical drugs. Some …

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