Cell biology. Beyond clotting: the powers of platelets.

@article{Leslie2010CellBB,
  title={Cell biology. Beyond clotting: the powers of platelets.},
  author={M. Moore Leslie},
  journal={Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={328 5978},
  pages={
          562-4
        }
}
convinced that they had platelets pegged. Every milliliter of our blood, the thinking went, harbors hundreds of millions of these cell fragments for just one reason: to save us from bleeding to death. If we suffer a cut or other injury, platelets swarm into action, forming a plug that seals the wound. But in recent years, platelets have displayed powers no one imagined they had. They are healers that pour out growth factors and other soothing molecules that help damaged tissue rebuild. They are… CONTINUE READING
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