Treatment with lymph node cells controls dangerous sepsis in animal models

13 agosto 2014

An immune-regulating cell present in lymph nodes may be able to halt severe cases of sepsis, an out-of-control inflammatory response that can lead to organ failure and death. «Our findings are important because, to our knowledge, no experimental therapeutic has shown such a significant survival benefit after the disease has progressed so far — in our study up to 16 hours after a sepsis-inducing injury,» says the senior author of the paper.