This new technology could prevent a leading cause of death

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What do Casey Kasem, Christopher Reeve and Muhammad Ali have in common? They all died of sepsis: a rapid, potentially deadly reaction that affects about 1 million Americans each year. In the medical community, sepsis can be a scary word. It means the body’s own immune system is going into overdrive trying to kill a blood-borne bacterial infection. It’s an easily treated condition, but if left untreated can kill a person in two days. The even scarier part? Normal methods of detecting sepsis take at least that long. But researchers in the Texas Tech University Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry…
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