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Science Talk: Blood Protein Offers Help Against Anemia

January 26, 2010 — A new study shows that a protein found in blood alleviates anemia, a condition in which the body's tissues don't get enough oxygen from the blood. In this animal study, injections of the protein, known as transferrin, also protected against potentially fatal iron overload in mice with thalassemia, a type of inherited anemia that affects millions of people worldwide. See accompanying release (January 26, 2010)
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