New Genetic Discovery Aids in Understanding How to Treat Deadly Infections from Fungus

UMass Amherst team identifies genes involved in a harmful, paradoxical drug effect

UMass Amherst team identifies genes involved in a harmful, paradoxical drug effect

A research team led by a University of Massachusetts Amherst scientist has made a significant genetic discovery that sheds light on the use of the drug caspofungin to treat a deadly fungal infection, Aspergillus fumigatus, which kills some 100,000 severely immunocompromised people each year.