This paper by Kalayci et al. describes an interesting, new, and freely accessible web-based tool for the identification of human genes/proteins involved in disease-associated immune regulation. This might be useful also to research on the immunology of sepsis.
World Sepsis Day is held on September 13th every year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against sepsis. Sepsis accounts for at least 7 to 9 million deaths worldwide annually. Yet, depending on country and education, sepsis is known only to 7 – 50 % of the people. Likewise, it is poorly known that sepsis can be prevented by vaccination and clean care and that early recognition and treatment drastically reduces sepsis mortality. This lack of knowledge makes sepsis the number one preventable cause of death worldwide.