The Silent Killer. The killer in question is a condition called sepsis. Sepsis arises when the body’s immune system response to infection goes out of control and it attacks its own tissues and organs.
The results can be devastating – sepsis results in more fatalities in the UK each year than bowel, breast and prostate cancer combined, yet relatively few people are aware of it. To help face this challenge, research at the University, has led to the development of an effective new test for sepsis. The test works by measuring a specific set of genetic markers in patients. It is fast, sensitive, specific and works by removing false negative results associated with current gold standard microbiological methods.
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