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Blood Infection Treatments to be Discovered Using Crowdsourcing

The creators of mobile game Foldit are bringing scientists together to cure sepsis, also known as “blood poisoning.”

The condition causes one’s entire body to be inflamed as a result of an infection. It is the immune system’s response to bacteria in various tissues and fluids throughout the body. Sepsis occurs upwards of 100 million times a year and can be fatal.