Scientists at Leeds University have been awarded more than £100,000 by the British Heart Foundation to fund research into how to prevent life-threatening blood clots from forming.Each year in the Yorkshire and Humber region around 10,000 people die after suffering from a heart attack or stroke, often caused by a blood clot forming in the arteries that lead to the heart or brain. Blood clots are made from a mesh of fibres which traps blood cells and makes the clot hard to remove. The Leeds research team are aiming to find which proteins are best at making a blood clot less stable, and therefore easier to break down. If successful, the findings could be used to treat patients who are at high risk of a heart attack.Dr Ramzi Ajjan, Associate Professor and Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at the University of Leeds, said:

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