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New Treatment for Thrombosis?

(Science Daily) Scientists from the University of Reading have announced a breakthrough in understanding how to control blood clotting which could lead to the development of new treatments and save the lives of thousands of people each year…
Professor Jeremy Pearson, Associate Medical Director at the British Heart Foundation, said: "Both anti-clotting and cholesterol-lowering drugs are vital in reducing the chance of a heart attack or stroke in high-risk patients, but are not always effective and don't suit all patients because of the risk of side-effects.
"This exciting discovery by Professor [Jon] Gibbins' team shows that drugs which lower cholesterol through targeting LXR protein can also reduce harmful blood clotting -- potentially opening up paths towards new, more effective treatments."
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