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Scientists Invent Oxygen Particle That If Injected, Allows You To Live Without Breathing

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New Medical Discovery

A team of scientists at the Boston Children’s Hospital have invented what is being considered one the greatest medical breakthroughs in recent years. They have designed a microparticle that can be injected into a person’s bloodstream that can quickly oxygenate their blood. This will even work if the ability to breathe has been restricted, or even cut off entirely.

This finding has the potential to save millions of lives every year. The microparticles can keep an object alive for up to 30 min after respiratory failure. This is accomplished through an injection into the patients’ veins. Once injected, the microparticles can oxygenate the blood to near normal levels. This has countless potential uses as it allows life to continue when oxygen is needed but unavailable. For medical personnel, this is just enough time to avoid risking a heart attack or permanent brain injury when oxygen is restricted or cut off to patients.

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If true, this is an incredible step forward. And it makes you wonder if they could develop it further to work for longer..... :ph34r:

http://www.techwench.com/scientists-invent-oxygen-particle-that-if-injected-allows-you-to-live-without-breathing/

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now we want a microparticle that turns blood into liquid gold.

Homelessness?...a thing of the past.

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Marine Boy, something perverse and Japanese about that? :huh:

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Getting oxygen in is only half the problem. It doesn't say how they get the CO2 out.

Aw, I was getting all excited then :(

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Getting oxygen in is only half the problem. It doesn't say how they get the CO2 out.

Er, biology class was a long time ago, but won't the CO2 be transported to the alveoli in the lungs and excreted in the normal way via exhalation?

Not sure how that works if the patient isn't breathing though.....

I guess oxygenating someone's blood this way will only be for cheating athletes and emergencies.

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Er, biology class was a long time ago, but won't the CO2 be transported to the alveoli in the lungs and excreted in the normal way via exhalation?

Not sure how that works if the patient isn't breathing though.....

I guess oxygenating someone's blood this way will only be for cheating athletes and emergencies.

Exactly, the idea of someone taking a shot of this and going underwater for 20 minutes sounds appealing, but how do they get rid of the CO2 if they can't exhale?

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