Injury and Illness

Studies on burns, physical trauma, and sepsis—the body's overwhelming immune response to severe injury or infection—​focus on questions like:

  • What changes occur immediately and over time when a person is critically ill or injured?
  • Why does the immune system go into overdrive?
  • How can we improve diagnosis and treatment strategies?

Follow the links below to learn more about issues related to injury and illness, including​ recent developments, and read profiles of researchers working in these areas.

Fact Sheets

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Biomedical Beat Blog

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Profiles: Meet a Scientist

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