Tiny, Menacing Microclots May Explain Long COVID’s Symptoms
Hannah Davis, founding member and researcher, Patient-Led Research Collaborative.
Etheresia (Resia) Pretorius, PhD, head of department and distinguished research professor, Physiological Sciences Department, Faculty of Science, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Douglas Kell, PhD, research chair in systems biology, Department of Biochemistry, University of Liverpool, U.K.
Michael VanElzakker, PhD, neuroscientist, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School; co-founder, PolyBio Research Foundation.
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