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Math Predicts Size of Clot-forming Cells

May 25, 2012

clot-forming cells University of California, Davis, mathematicians have helped biologists figure out why platelets, the cells that form blood clots, are the size and shape that they are. Because platelets are important both for healing wounds and in strokes and other conditions, a better understanding of how they form and behave could have wide implications. Image by Alex Mogilner, Jie Zhu, Kun-Chun Lee, University of California, Davis Full Story

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