Self-assembly peptide prevents blood loss

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Abstract

Recently, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Hong Kong discovered a new peptide that immediately stopped bleeding at the surgical site. Nanohemostat solution stops blood flow in less than 10 seconds in the cutting site of brain, spinal cord, femoral artery, and liver. Although the actual mechanism of action is not known, it is believed that the peptides are able to self-assemble into a nanofibrous scaffold network that provides these remarkable properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalNanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Bleeding
  • Nanohemostat solution
  • Nanomaterial
  • Self-assembly peptide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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Self-assembly peptide prevents blood loss. / Heller, Michael (Mike); Wei, Chiming.

In: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, Vol. 2, No. 4, 01.12.2006.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

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