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‘Decorated’ Stem Cells Could Offer Targeted Heart Repair

Although cardiac stem cell therapy is a promising treatment for heart attack patients, directing the cells to the site of an injury – and...
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Improved Blood Stabilization Should Expand Use of Circulating Tumor Cell Profiling

A new blood stabilization method, developed at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Engineering in Medicine (MGH-CEM), significantly prolongs the lifespan of blood samples for...
blood clotting

New Methods Reveal the Biomechanics of Blood Clotting

Platelets are cells in the blood whose job is to stop bleeding by sticking together to form clots and plug up a wound. Now,...
immune system

The Body’s Street Sweepers

The active role of blood platelets in immune defense has been underestimated. A new study now published by LMU medical researchers led by Dr....
platelet-matrix composites

Nature’s Toughest Substances Decoded

How a material breaks may be the most important property to consider when designing layered composites that mimic those found in nature. A method...
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Study May Point to New Treatment Approach for ASD

Using sophisticated genome mining and gene manipulation techniques, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have solved a mystery that could lead to a...
blood clots

How and Why Blood Clots Shrink

Blood clotting is the “Jekyll and Hyde” of biological processes. It’s a lifesaver when you’re bleeding, but gone awry, it causes heart attacks, strokes...
blood clotting

First Microscopic Video of Blood Clot Contraction Reveals How Platelets Naturally...

The first view of the physical mechanism of how a blood clot contracts at the level of individual platelets is giving researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania a new look at a natural...
blood platelets

Artificial Blood Platelets Reduce Bleeding, Break up Clots

Patented artificial blood platelets developed by a Case Western Reserve University researcher, which have already proven to significantly reduce bleeding in mice and pigs,...
Liquid Biopsies

Sound Waves Separate Biological Nanoparticles for ‘Liquid Biopsies’

A prototype device developed by an international team of engineers can sift exceedingly tiny particles from blood samples without having to send samples off...
catalysts

Bubbles Help New Catalysts Self-optimize

Scientists at Rice University and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have predicted and created new two-dimensional electrocatalysts to extract hydrogen from water with high...
platelet

Blood Discovery Could Benefit Preemies, Help End Platelet Shortages

The emergency call issued by the American Red Cross earlier this year was of a sort all too common: Donations of platelets were needed,...
cancer immunotherapy

UNC Researcher Arms Platelets to Deliver Cancer Immunotherapy

After surgery to remove a cancerous tumor – even if the surgery is considered “successful” – it’s nearly impossible to ensure that all microtumors...
medication

Avoiding Adverse Reactions to Medication

About one in every ten patients is admitted to Singapore’s biggest acute-care hospital due to adverse reactions to medication, according to a study led...
blood cells

Not all chaperones are to be trusted

Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are blood cancers that cause the bone marrow to produce too many red or white blood cells, or platelets, leading to...
Platelets

Strength Test for Platelets

Bleeding disorders could one day be diagnosed by putting platelets through strength tests, researchers have proposed. Biomedical engineers from Emory University and the Georgia Institute of...
platelet

Platelet Biomechanics Sheds Light on Coronary Disease

The answer to a 20-year-old physiology question may offer clues for the treatment and prevention of thrombosis and its related conditions, as well as...
heart attack

A Dose of Acetylsalicylic Acid Every Three Days to Prevent Heart...

A low dose of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) every three days can be just as effective as a daily dose at preventing heart attacks, strokes...
molecule force

How Mechanical Force Triggers Blood Clotting at the Molecular Scale

Using a unique single-molecule force measurement tool, a research team has developed a clearer understanding of how platelets sense the mechanical forces they encounter...
blood cells

Monitoring Cell Fates

In biological terms, a cell is the smallest functional entity of living organisms. The human body contains an enormous number of cells: somewhere in...