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Designing biological movement on the nanometer scale

May 20, 2019

Synthetic proteins have been created that move in response to their environment in predictable and tunable ways. These…
Supercomputers Help Supercharge Protein Assembly

April 1, 2019

Red blood cells are amazing. They pick up oxygen from our lungs and carry it all over our…
No Bleeding Required: Anemia Detection Via Smartphone

December 12, 2018

Biomedical engineers have developed a smartphone app with the aim of non-invasive detection of anemia. Instead of a…
Risk of maternal death doubled in pregnant women with anaemia

March 21, 2018

Pregnant women with anaemia are twice as likely to die during or shortly after pregnancy compared to those…
Extreme-altitude birds evolved same trait via different mutations

February 26, 2018

All extreme-altitude birds have evolved especially efficient systems for delivering that precious oxygen to their tissues. But a…
Hints from hemoglobin lead to better carbon monoxide storage

September 12, 2017

Carbon monoxide is an insidious poison because it loves the iron in our blood; it pushes oxygen out…
Make Way for Hemoglobin

August 23, 2017

Every cell in the body, whether skin or muscle or brain, starts out as a generic cell that…
Computer models provide new understanding of sickle cell disease

July 31, 2017

Computer models developed by Brown University mathematicians show new details of what happens inside a red blood cell…
Sickle cell trait may confound blood sugar readings among African-Americans

February 8, 2017

A study in JAMA provides evidence that hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), a common blood biomarker used to measure blood…
HemaApp screens for anemia, blood conditions without needle sticks

September 8, 2016

In the developing world, anemia — a blood condition exacerbated by malnutrition or parasitic disease — is a…
New evidence will help prevent thousands of preterm babies’ deaths globally

February 11, 2016

More premature babies could survive if their levels of oxygen are kept in the top half of the…
Forcing chromosomes into loops may switch off sickle cell disease

August 14, 2014

In a novel potential therapy, CHOP hematology experts manipulate gene regulation to restore healthy hemoglobin in red blood…
Flipping a gene switch reactivates fetal hemoglobin, may reverse sickle cell disease

December 9, 2013

A chromatin loop forms when an enhancer and a promoter, two widely separated elements in a DNA sequence,…
How hummingbirds evolved to fly at high altitude

December 4, 2013

The giant hummingbird, Patagona gigas, occurs at elevations of over 14,000 feet in the Andes of South America.…
Chemists discover new way to stabilize proteins

November 20, 2013

Challa Kumar, professor of chemistry, center, with graduate students Caterina Riccardi, left, and Inoka Deshapriya in the lab.…
An artificial blood substitute from Transylvania

November 7, 2013

Blood Substitutes. Credit: topnews Researchers in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, have recently made some significant advances in developing artificial blood…
New fluorescent protein from eel revolutionizes key clinical assay

July 3, 2013

Many scientists dream of making a single discovery that provides fundamental insight into nature, may be used to…
Simple screening test at UCLA catches newborn’s hidden heart condition

June 3, 2013

Before he was discharged from UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, baby Gaël Villegas received the standard panel of…
‘Blood test’ for crook corals

February 28, 2013

Australian researchers are harnessing a world-first scientific discovery to develop a stress-test for coral, to measure how coral…
Different genes behind same adaptation to thin air

December 27, 2012

Highlanders in Tibet and Ethiopia share a biological adaptation that enables them to thrive in the low oxygen…
Discovery May Point to New Avenue for Treating High Blood Pressure

November 16, 2012

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have shed new light on blood pressure regulation with the discovery…
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