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Little Yellow Molecule Comes Up Big: Hopkins Scientists Solve Paradox Of Bilirubin, Identify It As Cells' Major Antioxidant

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November 26, 2002
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Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
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Bilirubin has been a mystery of a molecule, associated with better health if there's just a little more than normal, but best known for being at the root of the yellow color in jaundice and, at high levels, for causing brain damage in newborns. Johns Hopkins scientists have now solved the enigma of how this toxic molecule can also be beneficial.

Bilirubin has been a mystery of a molecule, associated with better health if there's just a little more than normal, but best known for being at the root of the yellow color in jaundice and, at high levels, for causing brain damage in newborns. Johns Hopkins scientists have now solved the enigma of how this toxic molecule can also be beneficial.


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Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. "Little Yellow Molecule Comes Up Big: Hopkins Scientists Solve Paradox Of Bilirubin, Identify It As Cells' Major Antioxidant." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 26 November 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/11/021126073207.htm>.
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. (2002, November 26). Little Yellow Molecule Comes Up Big: Hopkins Scientists Solve Paradox Of Bilirubin, Identify It As Cells' Major Antioxidant. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 21, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/11/021126073207.htm
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. "Little Yellow Molecule Comes Up Big: Hopkins Scientists Solve Paradox Of Bilirubin, Identify It As Cells' Major Antioxidant." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/11/021126073207.htm (accessed April 21, 2014).

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