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


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.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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