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Caption: Disturbing the soil in the midwest and southern US often releases spores into the air of a fungus known as Histoplasmosis capsulatum. Most of the time the fungus is harmless, but an estimated 100,000 people a year develop lung infections because of it, and treating those patients can take months and cost $50,000 each. Researchers at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have discovered a new way to find those infections, which could lead to a class of drugs that is safer and cheaper to use.
Credit: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
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