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Doctors with a patient. Credit: Stock image.Improving the Odds of Surviving Sepsis | 8/18/2014
Sepsis is an overwhelming immune response to infection that can lead to organ failure. Recent research focuses on detecting it early, treating it quickly and reducing its later effects.
Illustration of pain and itch response.Untangling the Source of Ouch and Itch | 6/12/2013
Using model organisms, scientists are uncovering the cellular source of two important sensations in hopes of resolving chronic pain and itch.
Gecko feet.Porcupine Quills, Gecko Feet and Spider Webs Inspire Medical Materials | 3/6/2013
Nature’s designs are giving researchers ideas for new technologies that could help wounds heal, make injections less painful and provide new materials for a variety of purposes.
Emergency personnel.Life After Traumatic Injury: How the Body Responds | 9/20/2012
Researchers are learning about what happens to the body--from its molecules and cells to its tissues, organs and systems—after a traumatic injury.
MRSA.Armpits, Belly Buttons and Chronic Wounds: The ABCs of Our Body Bacteria | 4/26/2012
Understanding how and why bacteria colonize particular places on the body could point to ways of treating skin and other conditions.
Cytokine TNF crystal structure.Seeking the Causes of Sepsis: Life-Threatening Bacterial Infection Remains Mysterious | 6/15/2011
Like using a machine gun to kill a cockroach, the immune system can overreact to an infection in a potentially deadly condition called sepsis. Researchers are working to find the causes and develop better treatments.

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