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.

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

World's first vaccine developed against toxic shock syndrome

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a severe circulatory and organ failure caused by bacterial toxins, usually triggered by bacteria from the Staphylococcus group. Researchers from MedUni Vienna's Department of Clinical Pharmacology, ...

Immunology

'Daedalus dilemma' of the immune system

Our immune system constantly fights off bacteria and viruses and while doing so needs to find a critical balance between over- and under-reaction. How this balancing act is regulated at the molecular levels was so far poorly ...

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