Skip to comments.Scientists Invent Oxygen Particle That If Injected, Allows You To Live Without Breathing
Posted on 05/08/2013 6:10:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
New Medical Discovery
A team of scientists at the Boston Childrens 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 persons 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.
Dr. John Kheir, who first began the study, works in the Boston Childrens Hospital Department of Cardiology. He found inspiration for the drug in 2006, when he was treating a girl in the ICU who had a severe case of pneumonia......
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Great. Now I can finally surf Mavericks.
OK, this is big. BTT.
So I could go diving for 30 minutes without SCUBA gear?
Call your broker to short the Breath Freshener Industry stocks!
They need to study how liberals live as mammals when they are such cold blooded creatures.
So now Bloomberg can finally ban breathing. Breathing creates CO2 which causes Gorebull warming and since we no longer need to breathe, it is banned.
I foresee cheating free divers.
CO2 buildup can kill you.
If your pH gets too high or too low, it is lethal.
CO2 must also be removed.
This is why some patients who require oxygen must have a setting to force them to breathe -- to eliminate CO2
In nursing, one learns about this -- a nurse must know about this.
It’s held in place by a cage of twelve beer ions.
Do they have a cure for going over the falls backwards, hitting the bottom, and getting dragged into the boneyard? I think I will still pass on Mavs.
Unintended consequences - Abalone become extinct.
They have my permission to try it on the radical left first.
And, it turns rust into undercoating!
When this was first mentioned last year, it had not yet been through its Stage III human testing. And that’s a big sticking point.
There has long been blood substitutes called “oxygen therapeutics”, that are typically hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers (HBOC) and perfluorocarbon-based oxygen carriers (PFBOC). And while they work, there is some concern that they could damage internal organs if used too long.
However, it seems to me that their best short term application may not be “whole body” use, but in the equivalent of a single limb blood bypass.
Say someone has a crushed hand, and blood cannot circulate. Doctors have been so desperate that they use sanitized leeches to suck the stagnant blood from the hand so more oxygenated blood can flow in.
However, if you rig a bypass, for both the artery and the vein in the upper arm, and substitute the oxygen therapeutic for their blood, just a little bit of it oozing into the hand may do wonders for tissue oxygenation.
Importantly, some of these fluids contain much more oxygen than does hemoglobin, so a little bit may go a long way.
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“So I could go diving for 30 minutes without SCUBA gear?”
Probably not. For one diving is strenuous and you use more oxygen.
I wish I was young.
When are they going to come up with a Benjamin Button particle?
I shall call you Sub-Mariner.
OMG I thought of that ...a WALKER!!!!
Thank you, President Obama, for helping Dr. John Kheir build that oxygen particle.
Will it cure snoring?
I do believe this is the first thread that ever made me LOL before I read even the first paragraph.
Metered just right much like an insulin pump a person could breath on mars without a suit, as far as I know its not a vacuum just not enough oxygen.
High altitude climbers can benefit as well.
Restaurants could have a crash kit with this in case of severe food choking.
Lifeguards, the list goes on and on, yes this is HUGE.
For those of us who are truly lazy, breathing is now optional?
My wife would love this for when we play “Duch Oven”.
(She doesn’t like the game as it is but this would help)
Yup, ST TOS has successfully predicted the future once again.
The atmospheric pressure is still too low on mars. Your lungs would hemorrhage etc.
On the other hand it could lead to carrying less oxygen when working on the surface.
Thanks for your input - global warming notwithstanding!
What about respiratory acidosis?
my gosh, it sounds like they are giving someone the bends to cure them!
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Glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read that comment, or somebody would have owed me a new computer. That comment fits with a comment about Hillary "What difference does it make" Clinton being cold-blooded that I heard today. ROFLMAO
this will become a new “Human Right” that must be subsidized for the Parasite Class.
“Breathing is Hard Work!”
“microparticle” — another term from the education success story that is modern America.
“The microparticles can keep an object alive for up to 30 min”
So, it can keep....a rock alive for 30 minutes?
Who writes these articles?
Paging Mr. Armstrong....paging Mr. Armstrong!!!!
See? Simple. ;)
Oh, great. I knew they’d find a way to keep Michelle Obama and the other vampires alive.
I had read this. It could save a lot of people on an operating table who get into breathing trouble. Thirty minutes to get the person back. The possibilities are many to save lives. Put it on ambulances and prolong life to get patient to the hospital.
However, what I want to know is, how long does it take a vegetable seed to germinate and start growing? I've got six bags of potting soil mix full of seeds and none has come up. Sure, this is off topic for this thread, but it's real life and is what matters to me right now. Also, there is a baby squirrel who is tromping around in those bags.
We’re going to lose baloney? Why?
Nothing is ever free so I would guess the harder you work your muscles the shorter time the injection will last. If you just lay still you get 30 minutes, I wouldn't complain about that if I was having a heart attack.
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