A team of medical wizards at Boston’s Children Hospital has developed a new piece of particles that allow one to live without breathing. They designed micro particles that go into your bloodstream and fills one’s blood with oxygen even if you cannot breathe any more. Scientists say that this breakthrough can save millions of lives because it keeps people alive for fifteen to thirty minutes even in the face of respiratory failure. These micro particles are composed of oxygen gas inside pocket of layered lipids which function like a cell membrane. Scientists took this solution of micro particles and inject it first into the veins of animals that were experiencing critical lung failure. The solution immediately restored oxygen to the animals and gave them minutes of life. Dr. John Kheir, who led the research team, talks about the previous problems they had about developing this solution. Previous solutions consisted of gas embolism, which is when gas bubbles form and prevents circulation.
Obviously, one huge benefit of having this solution is in the emergency room, but there are other ways the solution can be used like space or going underwater without an oxygen tank. Wow science is amazing! Unfortunately this wonder drug is not out yet but I will be sure to let you know when its release. So if you can breathe without breathing, would you rather swim to the depths of the ocean or roam around space and why?