Nanotechnology and Blood Clot Detection

Amazing new utilization of nanotechnology in using the heavy metal bismuth that is attached to fatty acids.  Injected into laboratory mice, the bismuth shows up on a spectral CT scan to identify blood clots and possibly even heal the ruptured artery.  This means there is faster and easier detection of life threatening blood clots coming in our future thanks to the research of Dr. Dipanjan Pan, at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.


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