Live Without Breathing!

A New Scientific Discovery!

Gather around boys and girls because what I’m about to tell you will leave you breathless. Of course, it doesn’t matter because it looks like you don’t need oxygen anyway!

Finally we can be free of the tyranny of the molecular bonds that hold us prisoner to our lungs!

Scientist at the  Boston Children’s Hospital have designed a microparticle that can be injected into a person’s bloodstream and quickly oxygenate their blood. They claim that this will even work if the ability to breathe has been restricted. Furthermore, they state that this miraculous particle has the ability to keep an organism (that’ you) alive for up to 30 minutes after acute respiratory failure.

Here are some words about the composition of the particle:

“The microparticles used are composed of oxygen gas pocketed in a layer of lipids. A Lipid is a natural molecule that can store energy and act as a part of a cell membrane, they can be made of many things such as wax, vitamins, phospholipids, and in this case fat is the lipid that stores the oxygen.

These microparticles are around two to four micrometers in length and carry about three to four times the oxygen content of our own red blood cells. In the past, researchers had a difficult time succeeding as prior tests caused gas embolism. This meant that the gas molecules would become stuck trying to squeeze through the capillaries. They corrected this issue by packaging them into small deformable particles rather ones where the structure was rigid.”

Amazing! I didn’t get a word of that but it works! Seriously, this is a pretty significant scientific breakthrough that has the potential to be applied to different fields. The medical uses are pretty obvious when it comes to saving lives. It can even be used in dangerous conditions with toxic gases. But think of how this can revolutionize space travel. It’s possible that we could use these particles to take us further into space, and maybe even to different planets. Just pop a pill and walk around Mars. I’m getting ahead of myself, but, as these scientist have shown, ingenuity and imagination go hand in hand. Of course, this doesn’t make air obsolete, so you can stop holding your breath.

Here is a link to the full article.




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