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Seattle Children's studies hormone that may save premature babies(1)


Seattle Children's studies hormone that may save premature babies(1)

April 22, 2014


Source - KING 5 TV

Mention the term “blood doping” and sports scandals immediately come to mind. But, researchers at Seattle Children’s are using Erythropoeitin, EPO, to try to save young lives. EPO is the same hormone that brought down Lance Armstrong and other elite athletes. It works by increasing red blood cells, which boosts endurance. Dr. Sandra Juul at Seattle Children’s plans to use that same hormone for a more noble cause – to give the littlest premature babies better odds in the race to stay alive and healthy.

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