Skin deep: modelling fungal skin infections

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At any one time, between one fifth and one quarter of the world’s population has a fungal infection. These infections of skin, hair and nails are difficult to treat. Modelling these infections provides a better understanding of how disease occurs, but there’s a problem… these fungi only infect humans.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationCatalyst Magazine
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021

Bibliographical note

Dr Donna MacCallum has been funded by The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) to develop an alternative to animal infection models, and to develop methods to reduce the numbers of animals used in mycology research.

Image was captured by Dr Dora Corzo Leon and the Microscopy and Histology Core Facility at the University of Aberdeen.


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