Nanoparticles can make clotting more effective, say researchers in Technology Review. Case Western University's Erin Lavik says that these particles, which attach themselves to the endogenous platelets, help clotting occur. In rodents with femoral artery injuries, the particles were able to cut bleeding time in half. Some day, the researchers say, this could be used to treat traumatic injuries, including those sustained by soldiers.
Stemming the Tide with Nanotech
Dec 18, 2009