Monday, February 9, 2009

Eligibility for a No Cost Mold Health Related Investigation

Anyone that has been infected or has a disease caused by fungi or mold may contact the medical mycology group for a free consultation regarding their condition and circumstances. Our group consists of medical doctors, allergists, pathologists and molecular mycologists conducting academic research work in North America and Europe. For relevant and cases of research or public interest we will provide at no cost related investigation and reports to your clinicians and labs.

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Sunday, February 8, 2009


You have seen the commercial advertisements for one of the anti-fungal where the media wrongfully portrays dermatophytes as a bacteria/animal type of bug with legs and arms with a mean looking face madly scurrying about. These are not bugs but a fungus that can be spread in many forms since many take on different forms from a seed type to a slime type and all are unseen to the naked eye that are causing fungal infections.

Unbeknownst to many the cause of many fungal infect of their feet is due to exposure to gyms. It is never a good idea to be bare foot in an area common to exposure to people that have such fungal infections.

Any member of a gym that is known to have such an infection should take safety precautions to minimize the risk to others.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Central New Jersey - Medical mycologists were contacted by a female daughter reporting that here father a 65 yo had been complaining about headaches. After about month MRI revealed abnormal growth in front right lobe. Surgical excision of growth and subsequent pathology identified genus Aspergillus. Patient treated with antifungals. Patient's family calls for mold inspection and not mold is noted to be present.

2 months later fungal mold growth reappears. Surgery again performed and patient now diagnosed with Cladophiaphora bantiana.

Patients family contact medical mycologists to conduct second investigation of the residence. Sampling identified Cladophiaphora present on numerous surfaces.

Monday, January 26, 2009


The Mycological Institute has a page for those that are medically trained (warning medically graphic) entitled "Short Course in Mycoses" for physician and clinicians.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Brighter Side of Black Mold

There is much overstated when it comes to the the so-called "black mold" as know as Stachybotrys. The purported seminal case often referred is the Cleveland case of hemosiderosis was later discounted as to causation of the condition of bleeding lung in infants in that city.

The medical research does not support any wide claim that this fungus merits the alarm that is generated on the Internet by lay "mold inspectors" .

Many consider such reporting as "mold terrorism" as does this research scientist.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Diagnosis of invasive fungal mold is can be conclusively performed with proper diagnostic techniques unique to mycoses.

What are some of the tests used in determining a mycosis or fungal infection is present in a host?

Most common are:

1. X-rays will identify a growth.
2. Diagnostic microscopy.
3. Toxicological tissue assay.
4. PCR

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Yes we all know fungal mold can infect our scalp and they call it "ringworm". When it infects our feet they call it "athletes foot" when it is found active either necrotising or involved as a neoplasia in the body they call it a "cancer". Medical mycologist refer to all their conditions as a mycoses (my co sees)

It is know that fungi produce the common alcohol in the intoxicating beverages of the western civilization. Itis actually quite surprising that humans would intentiaonally take a poson for any satisfactory reason.

Neurotoxic fungi and specifically molds are a rare presentation in human habitations. Neuro toxic toxic levels are rarely founded and when they do exist their presence is even less so identified.