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Synthetic platelets built to treat bleeding


Scientists have created synthetic platelets—the blood components that prevent excessive bleeding and heal wounds.

The challenge facing the University of California, Santa Barbara researchers was to develop a comparably sized particle—roughly 1/50th of the diameter of a strand of hair—that had key structural properties of real platelets.

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Photo credit: Peter Allen, UCSB

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