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2012-11-21 00:17:04

New insights into what causes uncontrollable bleeding in hemophilia patients are provided in a study published by Cell Press on November 20th in the Biophysical Journal. By revealing that blood clots spread in traveling waves through vessels, the study offers new strategies that could lead to the development of more effective treatments for hemophilia as well as common cardiovascular disorders. "Disorders of blood coagulation are a leading and immediate cause of mortality and morbidity in...

2012-08-21 01:28:27

Progress toward a new emergency treatment for internal bleeding “• counterpart to the tourniquets, pressure bandages and Quick Clot products that keep people from bleeding to death from external wounds “• was reported here today at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. Erin Lavik, Sc.D., who described the advance toward developing synthetic platelets, said it is among the efforts underway...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.