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UK Fungus Day 9th October 2016

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UK FUNGUS DAY CELEBRATES WITH NATIONWIDE FAMILY EVENTS

Explore the amazing world of fungi and fungal research

Fungus Day, the outreach arm of the British Mycological Society (BMS), is supporting a celebration of fungi and fungal science through nationwide events which give visitors to venues across the UK the chance to explore the amazing world of fungi.Events will take place on and around the weekend of the 8th and 9th October 2016 and will kick start ‘Biology Week’, organised by the Royal Society of Biology.

Millions deprived of life-saving antifungal medicines

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The world is in the grip of a global crisis that kills the equivalent of the populations of Philadelphia, Kampala or Prague, – around 1.6 million each year. A new report published today in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, documents how many countries do not have life-saving antifungal therapies. Professor David Denning of The University of Manchester & President of GAFFI and the paper’s lead author says it beggars believe that hundreds of millions of people cannot access the optimal therapy for fungal meningitis and fungal lung infections globally.

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