Immunology

Newly discovered immune cells contribute to toxic shock

Recently discovered immune cells called MAIT cells play a key role in group A streptococcal toxic shock, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report. The results, which are published in the journal PNAS, have potential ...

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 ...

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