22 June 2020

A hormone which is a risk factor for sepsis

© Joana Carvalho, IGC 2020

A group of scientists from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), led by Luís Moita, discovered that a hormone that has been pointed out as a treatment for obesity reduces the resistance to infection caused by bacteria and is a risk factor for sepsis. The work developed in collaboration with researchers from France, Germany and South Korea was recently published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.

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