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Latest Human iron metabolism Stories

2013-12-18 13:33:05

A UCLA research team has found no evidence of an association between iron levels in the body and the risk of atherosclerosis, the hardening and narrowing of the arteries that leads to cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 killer in the U.S.

2013-03-13 17:59:04

An iron imbalance caused by prion proteins collecting in the brain is a likely cause of cell death in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).

2011-11-01 21:09:49

Iron overload is a common condition affecting millions of people worldwide.

2011-09-26 15:19:13

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have made a discovery that brings them one step closer to being able to better predict which patients have the best chance of surviving breast cancer.

2011-05-23 04:00:00

FREISING, Germany, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pieris AG announced today preclinical in vitro and in vivo data for its PRS-080 Anticalin antagonist program targeting hepcidin, a small peptide which plays a pivotal role in the regulation of iron levels in the blood.

2010-11-16 06:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif. and VANCOUVER, Canada, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS) and Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.

2010-06-07 16:34:20

Substance in iron metabolism displays life-saving potential for inflammatory diseases.

2010-05-06 14:30:27

Recent studies have highlighted the importance of hepcidin in iron metabolism, particularly anaemia of chronic disease and iron overload.

2010-04-12 09:48:19

Iron overload, a common feature of chronic liver disorders, has been linked with oxidative DNA damage, insulin resistance and liver steatosis, and with triggering of hepatic stellate cells thus inducing liver fibrosis.


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aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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