Busting blood clots
July 6, 2012 |
How do you hit a target if you don’t know where it is? Researchers looking for ways to treat blood clots may have engineered the answer.
Blood clots are dangerous because they can pop up quickly, anywhere in the body. The new treatment uses tiny clumps of particles. They circulate in the blood and are attracted to blockages. When a particle hits a clot, it bursts apart like a water balloon to release clot-clearing drugs.
It’s a clever approach that could save lives.
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