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Synthetic platelet ‘decoys’ outsmart both clots and cancer.

Platelets are cells which circulate in the bloodstream and help form blood clots to stop bleeding and promote healing when a person is injured.  However, their hyperactivation can also contribute to lethal pathologies such as myocardial infarction, stroke, and cancer.  To counteract this several antiplatelet drugs have been developed to combat platelet-related conditions, however their effects are not easily reversible,

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