Blood is Stretchy
Blood has long been the focus of research – but it still offers some surprises. A new study reveals that plasma, the fluid in which blood cells travel, behaves a bit like a solid on small scales.
Blood is a suspension of cells inside a liquid. As it flows, it delivers vital oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body. By better understanding blood plasma – a solution mostly made up of water that transports red and white blood cells, platelets, salts, proteins, and fats – researchers can more accurately model the motion of blood within the human body and use that information to help develop artificial substitutes.
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