16 December 2009
Vol 1, Issue 11

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ONLINE COVER A scanning electron micrograph of a blood clot. The formation of this blood clot—consisting of platelets and other blood cells (larger spheres) embedded in a fibrin network—was enhanced by the presence of nanoparticles (smaller spheres) coated with a peptide that binds to platelets. Giving these particles to trauma patients with bleeding wounds may accelerate clotting and improve their survival. These results are reported in a Research Article by Bertram et al. [CREDIT: J. BERTRAM]