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Innovative cancer treatment found to be promising for the control of fungal infections

Publicado em 05 março 2021
An innovative cell-based treatment for cancer has been found promising for the control of infections caused by fungi. A study published in the journal Cytotherapy reports that the use of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cells programmed to recognize Cryptococcus spp. fungi was effective in combating infection in vitro and in mice. C. gattii and C. neoformans are present in soil with dead organic matter and places contaminated by the droppings of pigeons and other birds. They cause systemic [...]