March 14th, 2007

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Biochemistry 203: Vampirism, Hemoglobin and Thalassemia


Vampirism as a myth may be based in the very real biochemistry of blood. A quick primer. We have hemoglobin in our blood, it is the stuff in red blood cells that carries the oxygen from the lungs to the tissues, and it also brings acids from the tissues to the lungs where acid is breathed off as carbon dioxide.
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