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Activated platelets (purple) on their way to heal a wound. Sebastian Kaulitzki/Shutterstock.com

Platelets: The chameleons of cancer biology

Platelets heal wounds. But they also seem to play a paradoxical role in both promoting and inhibiting the growth of solid tumors.
Our blood has more functions than we probably realise - all vital for life. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Explainer: what’s actually in our blood?

Blood transports nutrients, hormones, proteins, vitamins and minerals around our body.
We know blood is vital for life, do we know why? Illuminations: Blood Equality by Jordan Eagles (USA) Image credit: David Meanix and courtesy of artist as part of Science Gallery Melbourne’s BLOOD exhibition

Essays on blood: why do we actually have it?

Everything you never knew about the red stuff in your veins.

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