9 Ağustos 2010 Pazartesi

Synthetic platelets halve blood clotting time

Natural platelets - seen here  clumping from a blood smear - could soon get a helping hand ...
Blood clotting is a complex cascade of events that works well for normal cuts and scrapes, however, more serious injuries can overwhelm the body’s natural blood-clotting process. With traumatic injury the leading cause of death for people aged 4 to 44, a team of researchers has sought a way to enhance the natural blood-clotting process by creating synthetic platelets that show promise in halting internal and external bleeding

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