Drug made from pig intestine helps escape the ‘trap’ of clot-causing immune response

When the body attempts to fight off an infection, immune cells called neutrophils may shoot out spider web-like networks of toxic proteins to help contain the invaders. However, when not properly regulated, these web-like neutrophil extracellular traps, or NETs, play a role in forming blood clots and promoting inflammation for several diseases, including COVID-19. Utilizing the uncommon drug defibrotide, researchers […]