Team invents new anticoagulant platform, offering hope for advances for heart surgery, dialysis, other procedures

RNA-DNA nanofibers have been designed to bind and inactivate thrombin and due to their size have a prolonged circulation in bloodstream. This induced anticoagulation process can be reversed by the kill switch mechanism that also results in production of smaller complexes for accelerated renal excretion. Credit: UNC Charlotte While blood clotting is important to prevent … Read more