The lead author on the study was Domenico Pratico, MD, an assistant professor of pharmacology, and Rajendra K. Tangirala, MD, was a coauthor. Daniel J. Rader, MD, an assistant professor of medicine, collaborated on the study. Funding was provided by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the American Heart Association, and the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust.
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