Met behulp van een nanosensor kunnen biomarkers voor kanker worden opgespoord©Pixabay

Platelets appear to be indispensable in the protection of our respiratory tract against pathogens, such as the coronavirus. Until now, physicians thought they only played a role in blood coagulation and the development of thrombosis. Researchers from Utrecht University, UMC Utrecht and Erasmus MC have now discovered that they also play a role in our immune system.

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Author profile picture Arnoud Cornelissen has for many years been writing about science and technology in, among others, various Dutch newspapers.