News tagged with blood coagulation

Immune system—the body's street sweepers

A new study by medical researchers at LMU extends the list of tasks performed by the smallest blood cells known as platelets: At sites of infection, actively migrating platelets sweep bacteria into aggregates for disposal ...

Dec 18, 2017
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Clues about immune resolution identified in blood

Stopping a wound from bleeding is essential for human health. Blood coagulation - in which blood goes from liquid to gel and forms a clot - can prevent excessive bleeding and infection. But exactly what molecular events transpire ...

Aug 04, 2017
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Researcher discusses venous thrombosis findings

A conversation with Alisa Wolberg is not for the faint of heart. That's not to say that the trained biologist's demeanor is particularly fearsome; quite the contrary, she is enthusiastic and knowledgeable, generous with ...

May 25, 2016
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Blood product sterilization taken too far?

Certain processes used to sterilize blood products could potentially cause serious health issues in transfusion recipients, according to an international study published in the journal Platelets and led by Dr. Patrick Provost ...

Jun 12, 2014
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