If the research is successful, it could lead to medications that prevent hardening of arteries and reduce the risk of deadly blood clots.
Research assistant Caroline Kinter is lead author on the paper and Fleming Scholars Halee Patel and Jillian Lundie contributed to the research. The research was funded by a grant from the National Institute on Aging, a part of the National Institutes of Health.
Greg Elwell is a public affairs specialist with Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.
OMRF (omrf.org) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding and developing more effective treatments for human diseases. Its scientists focus on such critical research areas as cancer, lupus and cardiovascular disease.