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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

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Thursday November 07, 2002
03:47 AM

King Krok

[ #8813 ]
Dear Log,

«In recent years, researchers in Cambridge led by Dr Kiyoshi Nagai at the Medical Research Council's laboratory of molecular biology have produced a human haemoglobin modified at key sites to resemble the crocodilian protein.

The resulting protein was still 96% human and so does not trigger the body's immune system but is able to handle oxygen like crocodile haemoglobin. Such haemoglobin could one day be injected into victims of massive blood loss to quickly deliver large amount of oxygen to dying tissues. Crocodile haemoglobin works in a similar way to the human protein, but responds strongly to the bicarbonate produced by tissues consuming oxygen.»

--"Blood brothers: The crocodile can stay under water for long periods. This could offer a clue to a way to ease risks linked to transfusions"

Yow!! I hope this gives me superpowers!!

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