Device may detect onset of sepsis, before it’s too late

A close-up rendering of the sepsis-detecting device

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s immune system releases chemicals to fight an infection, causing widespread inflammation. If it’s addressed too late, it can result in organ failure and ultimately death. Scientists at the University of Illinois are working at detecting the harmful immune response quicker than ever, with a new lab-on-a-chip device.

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