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Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine
Monday, June 17, 2013
Platelets Help Tackle Bacteria
Platelets may contribute to protection against bacterial infection, according to new research published today (June 16) in Nature Immunology. Scientists found that in the livers of mice, platelets collaborated with specialized white blood cells to capture and engulf blood-borne bacteria, and this interaction helped protect the animals from bacterial infection.
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