NIH Awards $500,000 to Study Sepsis Prevention

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As reported in Loma Linda University website, Christopher Wilson, PhD, Associated Professor, Department of Physiology, and Lawrence D. Longo, MD Center for Perinatal Biology have received a $500,000 grant to study sepsis prevention through vagus nerve stimulation (VNS).  According to Wilson, a primary goal is the development of “non-invasive therapies that have minimal complications and improve long-term outcome for infants.”

The two-year grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is a first for Loma Linda University and is hoped will lead to a new direction for treating infections that can lead to sepsis— often impacting and endangering infants.

Sepsis over all strikes over 1 million Americans per year— 15% to 30% of those afflicted will die.  Sepsis is on the rise due to the following factors according to the NIH .

Research/Investigative Site:

Loma Linda University

Lead Research/Investigator:

Christopher Wilson, PhD, Associated Professor, Department of Physiology

Lawrence D. Longo, MD Center for Perinatal Biology