Submitted by Junkie Bob Harwig. Remember in THE ROOKIE when Quentin Barnes OD'ed on nano-meds? Take a look at this!
Nanoparticles help Gauze Stop Gushing Wounds
Medical gauze hasn't changed much since World War I: Medics can only stuff it into a gushing wound and pray.
Now chemists have infused cotton gauze with nanoparticles, giving it a vastly improved ability to halt blood loss -- even in tight spots like the neck or groin where it's hard to apply pressure. The new material could help save lives on the battlefield and in civilian situations, where trauma victims often bleed to death before they can be transported to a hospital or other medical facility.