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Finding blood clots before they wreak havoc

Finding blood clots before they wreak havoc | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Simple urine test developed by MIT engineers uses nanotechnology to detect dangerous blood clotting.
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Life-threatening blood clots can form in anyone who sits on a plane for a long time, is confined to bed while recovering from surgery, or takes certain medications.

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A step closer to artificial livers

A step closer to artificial livers | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Prometheus, the mythological figure who stole fire from the gods, was punished for this theft by being bound to a rock. Each day, an eagle swept down and fed on his liver, which then grew back to be eaten again the next day.
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MIT researchers have generated mature liver cells from induced pluripotent stem cells. In this image, the cell nuclei are stained blue. The green stain identifies liver cells, and the red stain identifies cells that are actively dividing.

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