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    Expression des Hey2-Gens in Zellen der Kompaktschicht der Herzkammer eines Embryos. (Foto: AG Gessler)

    Ventricular fibrillation, loss of consciousness and death in seemingly healthy people: These are the characteristics of the so-called Brugada syndrome. In the search for the causes of this disease, an international team of scientists has now discovered a surprising fact.

    Transmissions-Elektronen-Mikroskopische Aufnahme eines Masernvirus (Foto: CDC/ Courtesy of Cynthia S. Goldsmith; William Bellini / Wikimedia Commons)

    After a measles infection, infants in particular are at high risk of developing a fatal encephalitis, even years later. A new study has now revealed that this risk is significantly higher than assumed.