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Heparin, a highly-sulfated glycosaminoglycan, is widely used as an injectable anticoagulant, and has the highest negative charge density of any known biological molecule. It can also be used to form an inner anticoagulant surface on various experimental and medical devices such as test tubes and renal dialysis machines. Pharmaceutical grade heparin is derived from mucosal tissues of slaughtered meat animals such as porcine (pig) intestine or bovine (cow) lung.
Furin inhibition may mitigate severe COVID-19, study finds

Furin inhibition may mitigate severe COVID-19, study finds

UIC conducts three clinical trials to study blood clot prevention in COVID-19 patients

UIC conducts three clinical trials to study blood clot prevention in COVID-19 patients

Critically ill COVID-19 patients experience novel platelet-activating immune complexes, study finds

Critically ill COVID-19 patients experience novel platelet-activating immune complexes, study finds

Reducing the airborne transmission risk for SARS-CoV-2

Reducing the airborne transmission risk for SARS-CoV-2

Research program aims to thwart prion-like spread of tau pathology in Alzheimer’s disease

Research program aims to thwart prion-like spread of tau pathology in Alzheimer’s disease

High-impact clinical trial results could improve kidney-related medical care

High-impact clinical trial results could improve kidney-related medical care

Self-collection of blood for COVID-19 antibody testing may be a reliable and easy alternative

Self-collection of blood for COVID-19 antibody testing may be a reliable and easy alternative

SARS-CoV-2 infects human embryonic epithelial and lung cells

SARS-CoV-2 infects human embryonic epithelial and lung cells

Dextran sulphate-induced tau assemblies cause tau propagation in non-transgenic mice

Dextran sulphate-induced tau assemblies cause tau propagation in non-transgenic mice

Heparan sulfate aids COVID-19 virus to penetrate human lung cells

Heparan sulfate aids COVID-19 virus to penetrate human lung cells

New antibody assay for COVID-19 promises sensitive mass-scale detection

New antibody assay for COVID-19 promises sensitive mass-scale detection

Researchers detect significant amounts of DNA traps in lungs of deceased Covid-19 patients

Researchers detect significant amounts of DNA traps in lungs of deceased Covid-19 patients

International trial of blood thinners for COVID-19 treatment begins

International trial of blood thinners for COVID-19 treatment begins

Antibody-mediated platelet death linked to COVID-19 severity

Antibody-mediated platelet death linked to COVID-19 severity

D-dimer - A sensitive novel biomarker of COVID-19 mortality

D-dimer - A sensitive novel biomarker of COVID-19 mortality

Newly designed hydrogels allow the culture of T-cells for use in cancer immunotherapy

Newly designed hydrogels allow the culture of T-cells for use in cancer immunotherapy

Blood thinners help reduce the risk of COVID-19 deaths, study finds

Blood thinners help reduce the risk of COVID-19 deaths, study finds

Anticoagulation therapy associated with improved survival among COVID-19 patients

Anticoagulation therapy associated with improved survival among COVID-19 patients

Studies unravel COVID-19 mysteries

Studies unravel COVID-19 mysteries

Universities collaborate to develop COVID-19 virus-trapping materials

Universities collaborate to develop COVID-19 virus-trapping materials