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Synthetic platelet ‘decoys’ outsmart both clots and cancer.

Platelets are cells found circulating in the bloodstream, helping to 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 these several antiplatelet drugs have been developed to combat platelet-related conditions, however, their effects are not easily reversible,

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