Clot contraction: compression of erythrocytes into tightly packed polyhedra and redistribution of platelets and fibrin

Cines DB, Lebedeva T, Nagaswami C, Hayes V, Massefski W, Litvinov RI, Rauova L, Lowery TJ, Weisel JW.
Blood. 2014 Mar 6;123(10):1596-603. | doi: 10.1182/blood-2013-08-523860. Epub 2013 Dec 13.
PMID: 24335500 | PMCID: PMC3945867 [Available on 2015/3/6] 


This Blood publication caught the attention of the Director of the NIH, Dr. Francis Collins, who discusses the researchers' NIH-funded findings in his "Director's Blog" post "Cellular Shape-Shifters to the Rescue."