We don’t even have a snarky joke here. This is simply incredible.
Scientists at the Boston Children’s Hospital
have created a particle that sustains a patient’s blood oxygen levels for 15 to 30 minutes, even while the patient is not breathing.
The particle can be delivered as an injection, and gives doctors more time to stabilize patients who are struggling for air or who have stopped breathing altogether.
Dr. John Keir began researching
the plausibility of injectable oxygen in 2006 after trying to save a little girl suffering from a severe case of pneumonia. If they had had the injection then, they would have had more time to place her on a heart-lung machine.
Saving children’s lives? We’ll drink to that. Bravo!