Tracing the root of vaccine-induced blood clots

Angela Huynh, a medical student at Western's Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, has been researching a protein that causes the rare blood clot associated with the Astra Zeneca vaccine. Photo by James W. Smith Angela Huynh, a medical student at Western's Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, has been researching a protein that causes the rare blood clot associated with the Astra Zeneca vaccine. Photo by James W. Smith

Tracing the root of vaccine-induced blood clots

Angela Huynh's paper points to protein causing rare complications from Astra Zeneca shots.

Medical student Angela Huynh spent her entire PhD studying a protein called platelet factor-4 and its role in causing a rare blood clotting disorder. Little did she know then this same protein would be associated with rare complications of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Huynh had been working with platelet factor-4 even before COVID-19 was a household term, and long before development of vaccines against the virus even began....

https://news.westernu.ca/2021/09/vaccine-blood-clot-research/