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Bloodless worms

UMD-Led Research in Bloodless Worms Reveals How Organs Communicate their Status of Life-Giving Heme

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Scientists at the University of Maryland and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have identified for the first time a signaling system by which organs within an animal can communicate their need for heme, an iron-containing ring required for oxygen transport and many other...
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