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2012-06-27 10:23:25

Oxygen microparticles could deliver oxygen when breathing is impaired BOSTON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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...