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Heparin derivative suppresses neuroblastoma tumor growth

A new strategy for treating neuroblastoma using a modified version of heparin, a century-old injectable drug that thins the blood to prevent clots from forming, has been discovered by researchers. The study, conducted in mice, found that when heparin is altered to remove its blood-thinning properties, it can suppress and shrink neuroblastoma tumors without causing severe bleeding.
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