It’s in her blood: a way to prevent America’s top killer

Blood is Alisa Wolberg’s favorite topic. Talking trivia, she can tell you how a rare bleeding disorder passed down through generations of royalty helped to destroy Russia’s Imperial Empire.

Her fascination is a good thing—the UNC School of Medicine researcher could one day thwart America’s top killer.

She studies dangerous blood clots known as venous thrombosis, a condition that strikes more than a million Americans each year. Her research has shown a way to shrink the clots by 50 percent, identifying a promising therapeutic target to prevent thrombosis.

“…it could represent a whole new approach to treating thrombosis that’s different from anything else on the market,” Wolberg said.

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Dr. Wolberg’s work is made possible by the NC TraCS Institute, whose funders include RTI International and the Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences.

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