New Method for Stabilizing Hemoglobin Could Lead to Stable Vaccines, Artificial Blood, University of Connecticut Study

Published: Dec 05, 2013

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A UConn research team has found a way to stabilize hemoglobin, the oxygen carrier protein in the blood, a discovery that could lead to the development of stable vaccines and affordable artificial blood substitutes. The team's novel approach involves wrapping the polymer poly(acrylic acid) around hemoglobin, protecting it from the intense heat used in sterilization and allowing it to maintain its biological function and structural integrity.

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