Published in Blood Weekly, August 9th, 2007
The August issue of the journal Anesthesiology features a study showing that a newly developed "hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier" (HBOC) called HRC 101 (Hemosol, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) dramatically improves survival in mice with "sickled" red blood cells exposed to low-oxygen conditions. "HRC 101 warrants further evaluation as a therapeutic modality in sickle cell disease," concludes the study, led by Dr. Mark W. Crawford of The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto.
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