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Papers of note in Science Translational Medicine 9 (418)

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Sci. Signal.  05 Dec 2017:
Vol. 10, Issue 508, eaar6003
DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.aar6003

This week’s articles describe a way to treat or prevent pulmonary distress and a way to boost treatments against anemia.

ISCHEMIA/REPERFUSION INJURY

Protecting the lungs with irisin

Chen et al. describe how the myokine irisin protects the lungs from ischemic damage by promoting mitochondrial function in response to oxidative stress.

ANEMIA

The body’s stop-gap solution for anemia

Mayer et al. show that activating an arginine vasopressin receptor jump-starts the replenishment of red blood cells in animal models of anemia treated with erythropoietin.

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