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Submission + - 13-year-old Finds Fungus Deadly to AIDS Patients Literally Grows on Trees (scienceblog.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Researchers have pinpointed the environmental source of fungal infections that have been sickening HIV/AIDS patients in Southern California for decades. It literally grows on trees. The discovery is based on the science project of a 13-year-old girl, who spent the summer gathering soil and tree samples from areas around Los Angeles hardest hit by infections of the fungus named Cryptococcus gattii .
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13-year-old Finds Fungus Deadly to AIDS Patients Literally Grows on Trees

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