Sepsis fight gets smarter, cheaper

Bengaluru team finds novel and economical way to prevent the condition.

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore have demonstrated a cheap and efficacious way of neutralising bacterial endotoxins in blood that cause sepsis. It involves administering a protein into the body of mice. The protein (bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein or BPI) was produced using a novel process. The results were published in the journalScientific Reports (September 20).


Sepsis, a life-threatening condition,is triggered by an infection that very quickly spirals out of control and is a major cause for concern among high-risk patients. Sepsis develops when the body mounts a very strong assault on an infection. This results in a cascading effect that causes inflammation in the entire body. It finally ends up as multi-organ failure and death. There is a high mortality rate of 30-50 per cent associated with sepsis.........................Read more


Source: The Hindu

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