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University of Queensland researchers discover healing power of cells

The study focused on an E. coli strain that accounts for around 80% of urinary tract infections and is a frequent cause of sepsis.

UQ researchers, including Indian-origin Dr Kaustav Das Gupt & Prof Matt Sweet, are working on a pathway to reprogram the body’s immune system to fight back against chronic inflammatory & infectious diseases. (Image - Twitter /@AusHCIndia) 

Researchers from the University of Queensland discovered a mechanism in cells that could be utilised to alter the body's immune system to tackle both chronic inflammatory and viral disorders.

Dr Kaustav Das Gupta and professor Matt Sweet from the University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience revealed that a protein generated from glucose in immune cells can both inhibit bacteria from multiplying and decrease inflammatory reactions.

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