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July 29, 2016

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July 29, 2016

Research Priorities for National Institutes of Health Outlined

July 13, 2016 — An American national initiative aimed to prioritize research in studying the prevalence and mechanisms of venous thrombosis in cancer ... read more

MicroRNA May Help Control Arterial Thrombosis

June 14, 2016 — A research team has investigated the role of miR-181b in blocking the development of arterial thrombosis. The new findings have implications for heart attacks, stroke and peripheral artery ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — An international team of scientists was able to demonstrate in mouse and patient studies, how magnesium affects the production of blood platelets and that the TRPM7 channel function plays a key role ... read more

Blood Clot Risk Lower for Estrogen-Only, Transdermal, and Vaginal Estrogen at Menopause

Mar. 30, 2016 — A Swedish population study is helping answer lingering questions about hormone therapy safety. The study shows that estrogen-only therapy carries a lower risk of blood clots than combined ... read more

Obesity Is Risk Factor for Rare Type of Stroke in Women Using Oral Contraceptives

Mar. 14, 2016 — Obese women who used oral contraceptives appeared to have increased risk for a rare type of stroke known as a cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) compared with women of normal weight who did not use ... read more

Gut Microbes Influence Platelet Function, Risk of Thrombosis, Study Shows

Mar. 10, 2016 — Gut microbes alter platelet function and risk of blood clot-related illnesses like heart attack and stroke, researchers have demonstrated -- for the first time -- through a combination of both ... read more

Study Sheds New Light on Post-Operative Bleeding in Newborns

Mar. 4, 2016 — A new study finds significant differences between the blood clot structure in adults and newborns, helping researchers better understand the challenges in addressing post-operative bleeding in ... read more

Common Genetic Variants Double Risk for Blood Clots in African Americans

Feb. 17, 2016 — New research identifies common genetic variants predominantly found in African Americans that double their risk for blood ... read more

Quicker Clot Removal May Lead to Better Outcomes

Feb. 17, 2016 — The faster a blood clot causing a stroke is removed, the less disability a patient may have, according to new ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — The effects of one or more antithrombotic (anti-clotting) drugs could more easily be determined through the use of a new analysis system, report researchers. Myocardial infarction, arrhythmia (atrial ... read more

Link Found Between Obesity and Blood Clots in Pediatric Patients

Jan. 16, 2016 — An association between obesity and the formation of blood clots in the veins of children and adolescents has been identified by researchers. While obesity is a well-established risk factor for venous ... read more

Key Pathway Involved in Blood Vessel Occlusion Discovered

Jan. 14, 2016 — Researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding blood vessel occlusion by discovering a novel pathway involved in this ... read more

Novel Blood Thinner Found to Be Safe and Effective in Women

Jan. 14, 2016 — In new research, investigators compared the safety and efficacy of cangrelor to another commonly used anti-platelet therapy, clopidogrel, to see whether the effects differed between men and ... read more

Detecting When, Why Deadly Blood Clots Form

Jan. 7, 2016 — A better assay for testing blood's clotting tendency, also known as hemostasis, has been devised. Researchers say it could one day prove lifesaving in a variety of clinical situations in which a ... read more

New Antithrombotic Guideline Update for Treatment of VTE Disease

Jan. 7, 2016 — Each year, there are approximately 10 million cases of venous thromboembolism (VTE) worldwide. VTE, the formation of blood clots in the vein, is a dangerous and potentially deadly medical condition ... read more

Women Can Take Blood Thinners, Hormones Without Higher Blood Clot, Bleeding Risk, Study Shows

Dec. 22, 2015 — Women on blood thinners can take estrogen-containing contraception or hormone replacement therapy without an increased risk of blood clots or uterine bleeding, new research shows for the first ... read more

Preoperative Use of Blood-Thinning Drugs Is Safe for Cancer Patients

Dec. 15, 2015 — Among patients undergoing major cancer operations, the preoperative use of blood-thinning drugs such as heparin does not increase rates of major bleeding or transfusions, and is associated with a ... read more

Nature of Atherosclerosis from Plaque Initiation to Thrombosis Revealed

Dec. 7, 2015 — For the first time, researchers can provide early detection of plaques that have a high likelihood of clotting and/or rupture. Scientists have observed the development and evolution of ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — A group of biophysicists have developed a mathematical model of arterial thrombus formation, which is the main cause of heart attacks and strokes. The scientists described the process of platelet ... read more

Thrombosis During Sepsis Is a Consequence of Protective Host Immune Responses

Nov. 16, 2015 — Researchers have, for the first time, identified how Salmonella infections that have spread to our blood and organs can lead to life-threatening ... read more

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