The platelets stand in the way

The platelets stand in the way
By Chunlong CHEN

A story about repairing injuries

Leo falls while playing football. Ouch! His knee is bleeding. Fortunately, the platelets are there to stop the bleeding.


About the author, Chunlong CHEN

Chunlong Chen is a CNRS researcher in biology, he heads a research team on the division of human cells at the Institut Curie. 


The ʺCurious mindsʺ series

Inviting the youngest to discover scientific knowledge by favouring a simple and fun approach

Produced in partnership with Institut Curie | Association Actine, Fondation Ipsen, and Editions du Buveur d’Encre, the albums of the collection “Curious minds” are written by biologists.

The illustrations are based on scientific observations and a glossary with a series of games at the end of the book helps understanding.

Sales revenue is reinvested in the development of the collection. The books are available at your usual bookseller or on the Actine association’s website.


Age: from 4 years old

Pagination: 32 pages

Size: 210 x 210 mm

Binding: Hardback

Language: French

Publication: December 2019

Price: 8,90 €

ISBN: 978-2-914686-92-1