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In surprise finding, blood clots absorb bacterial toxin


December 9, 2013

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Blood clots play an unexpected role in protecting the body from the deadly effects of bacteria by absorbing bacterial toxins, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found. The discovery may shed light on the pathology of septic shock. Full Story

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