Post Profile

Flexing while clotting

(Emory Health Sciences) Biomedical engineers from Emory and Georgia Tech have devised a microfluidic device for the diagnosis of bleeding disorders, where platelets can demonstrate their strength by squeezing two protein dots together. Imagine rows and rows of strength testing machines from a carnival, but very tiny.
read more


Related Posts

Studies examine novel treatment techniques for bleeding and clotting disorders

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

(SAN DIEGO, December 10, 2011) – Bleeding and clotting disorders affect a large number of patients annually and, while accurate diagnosis is important, timely and effective treatment for these disorders is key, as they have the pote...

Diagnosis of rare bleeding disorder improved with super-resolution microscopy

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Proof-of-concept study shows new method could improve the accessibility and accuracy of diagnosis of bleeding disorders due to platelet abnormalities The innovative microscopy method provides detailed data so as to personalise treat...

Solution to platelet 'puzzle' uncovers blood disorder link

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Melbourne researchers have solved a puzzle as to how an essential blood-making hormone stimulates production of the blood clotting cells known as platelets. Platelets are essential for stopping bleeding and are produced by small fra...

Platelets modulate clotting behavior by 'feeling' their surroundings

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Platelets, the tiny cell fragments whose job it is to stop bleeding, are very simple. They don't have a cell nucleus. But they can "feel" the physical environment around them, researchers at Emory and Georgia Tech have discovered. P...

How to measure individual platelets' strength

Academics / Chemistry : Physorg: Chemistry

Bleeding disorders could one day be diagnosed by putting platelets through strength tests, researchers have proposed.


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC