A number of authors claim that scientists have no interest in studying Candidainfections “because there’s no money in it.” This is not true.
Just a few of the recent studies about Candida infections are listed below:
- One recent study in Italy has found a possible vaccine for Candida infections, and they hope to begin human testing in the near future.
- Another study has discovered an anti-fungal compound found in a sea sponge that lives in the Indian Ocean. They hope this discovery will lead to a new treatment for fungal infections that threaten AIDS and cancer patients.
- Scientists at Johns Hopkins University have found that a drug normally used to treat heart problems may also be helpful in combating chronic fungal infections. (See ScienceDaily.com).
Why scientists are looking closely at Candida infections.
Candida infections kill up to 10,000 people in the United States each year. Most of these infections occur in premature babies and in patients who have compromised immune systems, but the increasing number of drug-resistant infections in hospital ICU’s is also alarming. And yes, scientists are as alarmed as the general population – perhaps even more so, since the case studies and statistics are easily available to them.
Popular authors who state that scientists are not interested in Candida infections are either not well informed, or they’re trying to sell you a theory or “cure” that won’t stand up to careful scrutiny.