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2012-06-27 22:49:06

Oxygen 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. The microparticles consist of a single layer of...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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