Issue Date: May 15, 2017 | Web Date: May 11, 2017
Molecular prosthetic moves iron into, out of, and within cells
A prosthetic hand or leg can’t do everything that a lost appendage once did. But these devices often restore enough function to help people regain some quality of life that loss of a limb takes away.
Small molecules might similarly help patients with diseases caused by absent or defective proteins, according to a new study. Researchers report a “molecular prosthetic” that can move iron to where it’s needed in cells and animals that lack proteins . . .
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