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hemoglobin

hee muhg loh buhn

  • n  a hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color; function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues
    fish have simpler hemoglobin than mammals

  • His level of hemoglobin--the vital, oxygen-carrying compound in his red cells--had plummeted from a normal reading of 13 to an ominous 1.
  • Each hemoglobin molecule, Perutz found, consists of 10,000 atoms, of which four are iron atoms that have an affinity for oxygen.
  • He raised his hand, and blurted out the idea that spawned gene therapy: "If you know the structure of normal hemoglobin, you could certainly know the structure of sickle hemoglobin.
News & Articles

  • Ultra-Efficient Hemoglobin Key To Evolutionary Success Of Fish
    Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The primordial oceans in Earth’s early days were a much more inhospitable than they are today, and new research published in the journal Science suggests that fish developed a highly efficient hemoglobin-based system to deliver large amount of oxygen to their tissues. “Four hundred million years ago the oceans were not what they are today. They ...
    June 17, 2013 - redOrbit
  • Your diabetes ABCs from the HCHC Diabetes Education Center
    A is for A1c A1c, short for HbA1c, or hemoglobin A1c, measures your average blood glucose over the past three months. Suggested target range is below 7 percent, which corresponds with an average blood glucose level of 150 mg/dl. This test should be performed at least twice a year, as ordered by your primary physician. A is also for aspirin Taking low-dose aspirin everyday has been proven to help ...
    June 13, 2013 - Mt. Pleasant News
Quotes

  • Joe in DigitalJournal.com (press release)
    Masimo Founder and CEO, Joe Kiani, stated: "We are happy that in addition to the CE Marking we now have FDA clearance for Pronto-7, allowing US clinicians and patients to also benefit from the latest technology for noninvasive hemoglobin spot-check...
  • Dick Pound in Boston Globe
    Frankly, we think we are dealing with doping,Pound told Reuters. "It is too much of a coincidence to have 12 athletes with hugely high Hb [hemoglobin] levels just before the Games."
  • Mike Huckabee in Reuters
    Huckabee said, "I still get my blood sugar checked very regularly. I keep a close watch on the A1C hemoglobin. And the main thing is eat right, be active, and maintain a very upbeat outlook and optimism about the future."

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