The Mayo Clinic defines sepsis as a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection that occurs when chemicals released into the blood stream to fight said infection trigger inflamitory responses throughout the body. This inflamation can trigger a number of changes that can lead to organ failure, dramatic drops in blood pressure, and even death.
New research has revealed that the venom produced by the Brazilian social wasp to protect itself against predators has the ability to kill cancer cells without harming healthy ones. A study printed in Biophysical Journal details how the vemon's toxin - MP1 - interacts with lipids that are adnormally distributed on the surface of cancer cells, and acts against microbial pathogens.
Getting grandma to learn how to text may be beneficial in more ways than one. A study published in Intelligence found that senior citizens that regularly used computers and mobile phones appeared cognitively younger than a similar population less than 10 years ago.
According to an article published in LAWeekly, although sales of gluten-free foods have only continued to increase, there has been evidence to show that the number of celiac disease sufferers has increased. Instead, this more than likely reflects an increase in the diagnosis of - or self-diagnosis of - non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS).