Quantcast

Latest Coagulation system Stories

2013-08-05 09:59:32

Prothrombin complex concentrates (PCCs) are faster and more effective than fresh frozen plasma at reversing hemorrhage caused by the anti-coagulant warfarin, despite plasma being the most commonly used therapy.  A literature review published last month in Annals of Emergency Medicine suggests that physicians in the United States should join those around the world in following recommendations of multiple specialty organizations to use PCCs as the first line of defense in this...

Blood Clotting With Gold Nanoparticles
2013-07-26 10:23:00

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online MIT researchers have developed an exciting new use for gold nanoparticles. Controlled by an infrared laser, the particles can be used to turn blood clotting on and off. This could be especially useful to doctors who are trying to control clotting during surgery and could promote faster, safer healing after surgery. Using blood thinners is the only way doctors can currently control the body's natural clotting mechanism. This is...

2013-07-25 10:18:45

Selective release of DNA from gold nanorods switches blood clotting on and off Researchers have designed tiny, light-controlled gold particles that can release DNA controls to switch blood clotting off and on. The results are reported July 24 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli and colleagues from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The two-way switch for blood clotting relies on the ability of two gold nanoparticles to selectively release different...

Tick Saliva New Insight Into Blood Clotting
2013-07-03 09:21:15

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists recently uncovered a surprising potential connection between tick saliva and treatment for heart disease and stroke. Ixodes ticks, commonly known as deer ticks or blacklegged ticks, contain a specific protein in their spit that links to treatment for these diseases. These ticks have also long been known as transmitters of a variety of diseases, including Lyme disease. Deer ticks burrow into the skin of their host and...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
Related