Abramson Cancer Center's John Weisel, PhD, publishes study in Science on blood clotting during heart attacks


August 11, 2009

NPR Health Blog

Blood: It's A Jungle In There

A study in Science, conducted by John Weisel, PhD, professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, suggests the key to a blood clots’ flexibility is the way each molecule unfolds when tugged, exposing hidden inner parts of the fibrin string that then actively expel water. "That's how the whole clot volume decreases about ten-fold with three-fold stretching," says Weisel in a NPR Health Blog. It's this molecular unfolding that allows clots to stretch so far... Read More