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Gut microbes protect against sepsis

2018 16 Mar

New research published in Cell Host & Microbe suggests that gut bacteria may help in the fight against sepsis. In the study, mice were given particular microbes, which increased blood levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies, protecting the mice against polymicrobial sepsis.You might also like: Study: Microbiome Disruption May Have Key Role in ARDS,... Read more

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Brain impairment in sepsis patients: is gut bacteria to blame?

2018 13 Mar

Sepsis can cause both brain dysfunction and neuroinflammation. New research from the University of Michigan indicates that gut bacteria play a role in brain dysfunction after sepsis. Researchers explain that sepsis causes gut bacteria to locate in the brain for several days and ultimately resolves in the weeks after the onset of illness. The findings,... Read more

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Study: gut microbes protect against sepsis

2018 28 Feb

New research published online in the journal Cell Host & Microbe suggests that gut bacteria may help in the fight against sepsis, a life-threatening condition that arises when the body's response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs. In the study, mice were given particular microbes which increased blood levels of immunoglobulin... Read more