Miami, USA January 16-19, 2008. Medical mycologists and related research scientists from the world over, including many from New Jersey research, medicine and academia, attended the 3rd Aspergillosis conference hosted by American and European research scientists.
Medical mycologist, pathologist and allergologist MJ Dumanov (Mycological Institute) and *fellow research associates *M. Rudenko, *I. Markin, *A. Shemshura presented a case of a fungal asthmatic where an indoor environmental investigation and study proved to be of benefit in the diagnosis employing the SC-3 protocol for the investigation of indoor environments where there are potential indicators of interest to clinicians.
Cases of fungal contamination by Aspergillus of rice in India and its management by Chintala Sadasiva Reddy, et al. of this important staple in his country underscores the need for monitoring food supplies for the presence of fungi. The Aspergilli produce some of the most toxic agents known to man. In America aflatoxin is the only mycotoxin (as of 2007) that is monitored reportable by the FDA.
* Sunita Deshpande presented an in vitro study of ayurvedic formulations on Aspergillus isolates in determining the efficacy of both water and alcohol extracts in the assessment of overall in vitro treatment.
Suresh P Vayas developing a nano level molecular mechanism for medical diagnosis and treatment providing both cell targeted drug and imaging delivery systems for fungi infected immune cells.
This gathering of medical mycologists and researchers resulted in many new alliances and potential collaborative research project internationally. Dumanov said "These conferences have always resulted in the disclosure of new findings relevant to our research and more importantly we have an opportunity to develop research associations with leading experts in the field. I was very pleased to have met the medical mycologists from India and the practitioners of ayurvedic medicine and research. It was very interesting learning that there are no known food allergens in India from their scientists. I look forward to performing epidemiology research in allergology in India in the near future."