RESEARCHERS FIND THAT SUGAR IS THE SOLUTION FOR LOOKING AT PLATELETS

RESEARCHERS FIND THAT SUGAR IS THE SOLUTION FOR LOOKING AT PLATELETS

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have found a way to look through the walls of microchambers that are used to study thrombus (blood clot) formation using light-sheet microscopy.

Platelets are the tiny cells that help form blood clots, which are imperative to stop bleeding, and are difficult to investigate under light-sheet microscopy.

Tienan Xu and Yujie Zheng are PhD candidates at the Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering. They conducted this research in the Imaging & Cytometry Facility at Australia’s national medical research institute and in collaboration with scientists from EMBL-UNSW Node and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging.

This work also received support by grants from the Australian Research Council, ANU Major Equipment Grant and the ARC Centre of Excellence Translational Photosynthesis.

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    • Category: News
    • Date: October 2, 2020
    • Added By: ImagingCoE

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