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Blood clots reveling technology

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    Injections of nanoparticles were proved to be effective while revealing blood clots location.
    The developed particles contain bismuth, which is actually a toxic heavy metal. The nanoparticles are rendered harmless by use of a compound that prevents the bismuth atoms from running loose in the body. Another molecule added to the nanoparticles' surface is attracted to fibrin, a particle found only in blood clots. The molecule draws the particles to the clots, where the bismuth shows up as a color on a spectral CT scan image.
    BTW, this technology could be used to treat the ruptures in artery walls by sending nanoparticles with a healing agent to the weak spot in the artery.
Dr. Gibbson
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