Neuroscience

Study yields new insight on how memory works

Two Veterans Affairs researchers have explored how memory is tied to the hippocampus, with findings that will expand scientists' understanding of how memory works.

Diabetes

Bacteria may cause type 2 diabetes

Bacteria and viruses have an obvious role in causing infectious diseases, but microbes have also been identified as the surprising cause of other illnesses, including cervical cancer (Human papilloma virus) and stomach ulcers ...

Medical research

Bacterial toxins cause deadly heart disease

University of Iowa researchers have discovered what causes the lethal effects of staphylococcal infective endocarditis - a serious bacterial infection of heart valves that kills approximately 20,000 Americans each year.

HIV & AIDS

A drug used to treat HIV might defuse deadly staph infections

A new study by NYU School of Medicine researchers suggests that an existing HIV drug called maraviroc could be a potential therapy for Staphylococcus aureus, a notorious and deadly pathogen linked to hundreds of thousands ...

Medical research

New recruits in the fight against disease

(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists have discovered the structure and operating procedures of a powerful anti-bacterial killing machine that could become an alternative to antibiotics.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Toxic shock syndrome is rare. Be vigilant but not alarmed

The tragic case of US model Lauren Wasser who has now lost both legs as a result of toxic shock syndrome while using tampons has shone a spotlight on this rare but potentially fatal condition. So just what is toxic shock ...

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