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2013-11-13 23:28:37

Thomas Jefferson University researchers discover a difference in platelet biology in people of African versus European descent. The findings could have implications for the treatment of heart disease. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Thomas Jefferson University researchers have discovered that the formation of blood clots follows a different molecular route in African Americans versus European Americans, providing a new understanding of the effects of race on heart disease. The...

2013-11-11 10:27:07

Thomas Jefferson University researchers have discovered that the formation of blood clots follows a different molecular route in African Americans versus European Americans, providing a new understanding of the effects of race on heart disease. The finding could one day help doctors provide more individualized treatment of heart disease and other blood-clot-related illnesses, according to research publishing online November 10th in Nature Medicine. The finding may also provide an...

Researchers Link Von Willebrand Factor To Heart-valve Calcium Deposits
2013-11-07 09:32:39

Rice University Heart valves calcify over time, and Rice University scientists are beginning to understand why. The Rice lab of bioengineer Jane Grande-Allen found through studies of pigs’ heart valves that age plays a critical role in the valves’ progressive hardening, and the problem may be due to the infiltration of a protein known as von Willebrand factor (VWF). Tissues from pig valves are commonly used to make human heart-valve replacements. VWF helps regulate blood clotting...


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