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Engineered macrophage nanosponges could keep sepsis in check.

Sepsis is the overreaction of the body’s immune system to infection capable of causing tissue damage, organ failure, and death.  Sepsis-causing bacteria secrete toxic molecules known as endotoxins which trigger immune cells shown to play a major role in inflammation.  These immune cells recognize the endotoxins as dangerous and produce proteins called pro-inflammatory cytokines.  These cytokines activate other macrophages to produce

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