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Synthesized platelet-like nanoparticles can do more than clot blood

Bio-Inspired Bleeding Control – Taking a cue from the human body’s own coagulation processes, researchers at synthesize platelet-like that can do more than

Staunching the free flow of blood from an injury remains a holy grail of clinical medicine. Controlling is a primary concern and first line of defense for patients and medical staff in many situations, from to illness to surgery. If control is not established within the first few minutes of a hemorrhage, further treatment and healing are impossible.

[Artist's rendering of synthetic platelets]
Artist’s rendering of synthetic platelets
Photo Credit: Peter Allen illustration


By Sonia Fernandez

University of California – Santa Barbara