Video of blood clot contraction reveals how platelets naturally form unobtrusive clots

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11/14/2017 02:37 PM EST

activated platelets with filopodia

The first view of the physical mechanism of how a blood clot contracts at the level of individual platelets is giving researchers a new look at a natural process that is part of blood clotting. The team describes how specialized proteins in platelets cause clots to shrink in size.

Full story at https://www.pennmedicine.org/news/news-releases/2017/november/first-microscopic-video-of-blood-clot-contraction

Source
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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