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(University of California - Riverside) A research team led by a biomedical scientist at UC Riverside has discovered that the human protein resistin could be used to treat sepsis, the body's extreme and uncontrolled immune response to an infection. Without timely treatment, this medical emergency can rapidly damage tissue, leading to organ failure. The researchers found that mice expressing resistin had a 100 percent survival rate from a sepsis-like infection when compared to wild-type mice with the same infection.
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