Luis Ulloa, Rutgers University (image) Rutgers University Caption Luis Ulloa, an immunologist at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, led a study that documents a direct connection between the use of acupuncture and physical processes that could alleviate sepsis, a condition that often develops in hospital intensive care units, springs from infection and inflammation, and takes an estimated 250,000 lives in the United States every year. Credit Rob Forman, Rutgers Today Usage Restrictions Permission is granted to reproduce the image in connection with news coverage of this story. All other rights are reserved. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.