- Experts say fungi can be found in a variety of places in the human body as well as in cancer tumors.
- Researchers say the microorganisms may be useful in developing new diagnostic tools and treatments.
- They say fungi may be able to develop biomarkers to detect cancer as well as immune responses to fight it.
The human body is home to a diverse microbial ecosystem that plays an essential role in our health.
Among the residents of that system are bacteria, archaea, protists, and fungi, which are living things that feed on plants, animals, or decaying material.
Mushrooms, molds, yeast, and toadstools are all members of the fungi family.
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