Horseshoe crab’s blood

Medical usage of horseshoe crab's blood

Medical usage of horseshoe crab’s blood

From ScienceAlert

Did you know one quart of horseshoe crab blood costs $15,000 dollars? The critter’s blue blood is a sort of bacteria killing machine that clots around ‘invaders’, eliminating them and protecting horseshoe crabs from lethal infections. Researchers have been harnessing the power of this blue blood to test medical supplies for contamination.

Read more: http://bit.ly/19FHXCF via Deep Sea News

Image: Andrew Tingle — with Sarala Acharya,Maricel Yhang Dulin RanjoShashank Srivastava,Divine Grace Balintong and Jen Matyniak.

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