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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.
Scientists reprogram a common bacterium to make designer sugar-based drug

Scientists reprogram a common bacterium to make designer sugar-based drug

Common anticoagulant drug could be repurposed to help alleviate Covid-19 infections

Common anticoagulant drug could be repurposed to help alleviate Covid-19 infections

High factor V levels linked to lymphopenia and weakened immunity in severe COVID-19

High factor V levels linked to lymphopenia and weakened immunity in severe COVID-19

New mathematical model proposes optimal treatment strategies for COVID-19

New mathematical model proposes optimal treatment strategies for COVID-19

FDA approves first IGA in GalSafe pigs for human food, promising therapeutic uses

FDA approves first IGA in GalSafe pigs for human food, promising therapeutic uses

Neutrophils may play a key role in COVID-19-related thrombosis

Neutrophils may play a key role in COVID-19-related thrombosis

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