Aging Unraveled: How Our Blood Gets Trickier with Time

by Manisha Kashyap, PhD

Platelets
Ever wonder why as we get older, our bodies seem to throw us more curveballs? Well, researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz, chiefly, might have just uncovered one of the biggest mysteries yet, and it's all about our blood. In a study published in Cell on May 14, 2024, lead author Donna M. Poscablo, now a post-doc at Stanford and her colleagues, including senior author E. Camilla Forsberg, PhD, a took a deep dive into the hidden world of aging and its surprising effects on our blood's clotting ability. The open-access article is titled “An Age-Progressive Platelet Differentiation Path from Hematopoietic Stem Cells Causes Exacerbated Thrombosis.”
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