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Potential Alzheimer’s drug prevents abnormal blood clots in the brain

Potential Alzheimer’s drug prevents abnormal blood clots in the brainThe brains of Alzheimer’s mice treated with the compound RU-505 showed less inflammation and better blood flow than those of untreated mice. The treated mice also performed better on memory tests. More »

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Density does it: Fibrinogen concentration controls clot formation

Blood clots are the product of an intricate molecular dance between cell fragments called platelets in the blood and the glycoprotein fibrinogen. The process not only creates scabs over wounds, it can also play a role in strokes and heart attacks. In a new finding that has implications for such diseases, researchers show that it’s the density of fibrinogen on a wound or other surface that dictates whether additional platelets are recruited. More »

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