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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.
In light of recent studies that suggest the use of stored blood during transfusions may cause adverse effects in patients, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) funded a number of research projects to examine the safety of transfusing older red cells and the impact of stored blood on respiratory gases.
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