Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How the brain's housekeeper malfunctions during bacterial meningitis

Bacterial meningitis is a life-threatening infectious disease of the brain that leaves many survivors with long-lasting neurological impairments. Now, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show in a study on rats ...

Neuroscience

Microglia might lessen seizure severity in epilepsy

New research in mice highlights the potential protective effect of microglia—a type of non-neuronal cell in the brain—against overactivation of the central nervous system during acute epileptic seizures. The study is ...

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