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.

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now that is cool

what's wrong with a bit of senseless violence?

what's wrong with a bit of senseless violence to a lemming?

they're only going to walk off a cliff.

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"even in tight spots like the head, neck or groin"

maybe Perry could have not lost so much blood.

G-Man

Nine million terrorists in the world I gotta kill one with smaller feet than my sister. - John McClane

G-Man

"I used to be obsessed with a tv show about people acting like jackasses. I think it was called dumbass" - Earl Hickey

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all this new tech, and it's only 2009

 

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This will be great for those

This will be great for those who are serving our country right now. I'm good friends with a medic in the Army, and he said they need to develop more efficient gauze for use in the field. It looks like there heading in the right direction! -- Peter L.

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