Bayreuth physicists discover mechanism for the formation of blood platelets

A healthy human produces about 100 billion platelets per day, or more than one million platelets per second. Just how the organism manages this enormous task, has now been discovered by physicists of the University of Bayreuth with the help of computer simulations. In fact, a previously unknown mechanism ensures the constant formation of this huge number of blood platelets. The scientists have presented their new findings in the journal “PNAS”.

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