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Stressed Proteins Can Cause Blood Clots for Hours


March 5, 2013

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New research has revealed how stresses of flow in the small blood vessels of the heart and brain could cause a common protein to change shape and form dangerous blood clots.  Surprisingly, the proteins may remain in the dangerous, clot-initiating shape for up to five hours before returning to their normal, healthy shape.Full Story

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Rice University

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