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In the fight against sepsis, time means everything

In the world of sepsis treatment, the scale is vast and the cost is staggering. Every year, 258,000 people in the United States die from sepsis. Hundreds of thousands of others recover with treatment. Treating sepsis costs more than $20 billion a year, according to a 2013 federal report.

Blocking protein in blood may prevent sepsis in premature infants

UF Health researchers have found that blocking a certain protein in the blood with medication could help protect premature infants from sepsis, a common and sometimes deadly infection, according to a new study that combines findings from a mouse model and from premature infants.