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  • Small molecule transports iron in mice, human cells to treat some forms of anemia

    University of Illinois chemistry professor Martin D. Burke and graduate student Stella Ekaputri were part of a team that found a small molecule, hinokitiol, ferries iron out of liver cells lacking the protein that normally does the job and restores hemoglobin and red blood cell production. Photo by Michelle Hassel