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  • ‘Molecular prosthetics’ can replace missing proteins to treat disease

    Molecular prosthetics are small molecules that can replace missing proteins to treat diseases. Illinois professor Martin Burke describes one that could treat anemia by replacing an iron transport protein.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Marty Burke, call 217-244-8726; email:

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    The paper “Restored iron transport by a small molecule promotes absorption and hemoglobinization in animals” is available online. DOI: 10.1126/science.aah3862