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NIH researchers show parasites create feeding ion channels in blood cells.
Researchers have discovered a tiny protein without which the soil and lab-dwelling worm C. elegans can't deliver iron-rich heme taken in from their diets to the rest of their bodies or to their developing embryos.
Using a tiny bloodless worm, University of Maryland Associate Professor Iqbal Hamza and his team have discovered a large piece in the puzzle of how humans, and other organisms, safely move iron around in the body.
A cancer drug already used to treat adults and school-age children with sickle cell anemia is safe and significantly reduces pain and other complications of the disease in children as young as 9 months.
Nitric oxide gas appears to directly impact the source of the classic, disabling pain crises of sickle cell disease.
Pediatricians from Johns Hopkins Children's Center and elsewhere have discovered a link between low levels of vitamin D and anemia in children.
The latest issue of the journal Cell carries an article that is likely to help solve one of the long-standing mysteries of biomedicine. In a study that challenges currently held views, researchers at the Instituto Gulbenkian de CiÃªncia (IGC), in Portugal, unravel the molecular mechanism whereby sickle cell hemoglobin confers a survival advantage against malaria, the disease caused by Plasmodium infection.
SAN DIEGO, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HemaQuest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Almost 3.3 billion people, half of the world's population, risk being infected with malaria.
SAN DIEGO, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangart, Inc., today announced that it recently received more than $50 million in new equity funding from existing investors, led by Leucadia National Corporation.
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