Scientists Have Invented a Way to Survive Without Breathing

Thanks to science, you can now clear “breathing” off your schedule for as long as 15 minutes. A group of scientists have developed a new microparticle filled with oxygen that will one day potentially be used in emergency medicine to allow patients to breathe while their airways are obstructed.

The “lipidic oxygen−containing microparticles” (LOMs) are a single-layer shell of lipids enclosing a small amount of oxygen. The oxygen is suspended in a liquid mixture, meaning it’s unable to form larger bubbles that could cause an embolism or other complications. And as the designation “microparticles” implies, they’re just 2-4 micrometers wide, making them far smaller than the tiniest objects visible with the naked human eye.

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(Source: policymic)

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