Smarter Anti-Clotting Tools

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Using infinitesimal particles of gold, researchers have discovered a way to stop blood from clotting, and then make it clot again.

The technique could greatly improve surgical procedures, said Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli, a bioengineer at the M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory who was involved with the research. She and her colleagues reported their findingsin the journal PLoS One.

Period5 Aug 2013

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Keywords

  • Gold nanorods
  • Nanomedicine
  • Nanomaterials