16 November 2016
Vol 8, Issue 365

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ONLINE COVER Stemming Blood Loss Without Thrombosis. This image shows a catheter deploying a biomaterial to occlude a leaking blood vessel. A shear-thinning biomaterial formulated by Avery et al. produced a plug that effectively halted blood flow without relying on the formation of blood clots. The biomaterial was delivered into mouse and pig blood vessels and formed a stable plug that stemmed blood flow. The shear thinning biomaterial could be applied to halt blood loss in scenarios where blood clotting is compromised. [CREDIT: S. MASOUD MOOSAVI-BASRI/SHARIF UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY]