Injecting life-saving oxygen into a vein: Microparticles could deliver oxygen when breathing is impaired

Patients unable to breathe because of acute lung failure or an obstructed airway need another way to get oxygen to their blood—and fast—to avoid cardiac arrest and brain injury. A team led by researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital has designed tiny, gas-filled microparticles that can be injected directly into the bloodstream to quickly oxygenate the blood.

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Faster, please. This would be a miracle drug in a medic’s aid bag.