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Image of the Day: Hunter Platelets 

By The Scientist Staff | December 19, 2017

Researchers explore how blood platelets sweep bacteria into aggregate bundles at sites of infection to help phagocytic cells dispose of them. 


image: Bone Marrow Isn’t the Only Source of Platelets

Bone Marrow Isn’t the Only Source of Platelets

By Ashley P. Taylor | June 1, 2017

Scientists have estimated that about half of murine platelet production occurs in the lungs.

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Lung Blood

By The Scientist Staff | June 1, 2017

Watch the birth of platelets in the lungs of mice, a finding that contributes to a new understanding of the respiratory organs' role in blood formation.


image: Polymer Helps Blood Clot

Polymer Helps Blood Clot

By Jef Akst | March 5, 2015

An injectable solution stops bleeding in rats with nicked femoral arteries.

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image: Platelets Fan Inflammation

Platelets Fan Inflammation

By Kate Yandell | December 4, 2014

The circulating blood cells bind to neutrophils, prompting inflammation-related activity in these immune cell partners.


image: Week in Review, June 17–21

Week in Review, June 17–21

By Jef Akst | June 21, 2013

On the gene patent decision; a high-res human brain model; bats’ influence on moths mating calls; toxicants threaten brain health; platelet-driven immunity


image: Platelets Help Tackle Bacteria

Platelets Help Tackle Bacteria

By Sabrina Richards | June 16, 2013

The cell fragments play a role in the body’s first line of defense against bacterial infection, helping white blood cells grab blood-borne bacteria in the liver.


image: Platelets Flag Bacteria in Mice

Platelets Flag Bacteria in Mice

By Tia Ghose | October 31, 2011

Platelets play a role in capturing bacteria and initiating an immune response against them.


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