Harvard biologists have developed oxygen-filled microparticles that can be directly injected into oxygen-deprived patients (like those who aren’t breathing). Rabbits tested with the technology obtained normal blood oxygen within seconds, and were able to survive without a breath for 15 minutes.
Considering that critical brain regions can die within ten minutes of oxygen starvation, and a mere five minutes starvation can lead to brain damage, this could change medical treatment of cardiac arrest.
And I can’t be the only person thinking of how deep someone is going to try and dive underwater using this stuff … right?
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