Infections have been implicated in sudden and unexpected deaths, but evidence of causality and insights into underlying mechanisms are lacking. Now, a new study in mice identifies a homeostatic mechanism that seems critical for stabilizing the host response after microbial infection.
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Balling, R. Sudden and unexpected. Nat Genet 39, 1422–1423 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/ng1207-1422