From Science Codex:
Progress toward a new emergency treatment for internal bleeding ― counterpart to the tourniquets, pressure bandages and Quick Clot products that keep people from bleeding to death from external wounds ― was reported here today at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.
Erin Lavik, Sc.D., who described the advance toward developing synthetic platelets, said it is among the efforts underway world-wide to treat bleeding from “blunt-force” injuries ― in car accidents like the crash that killed Princess Diana, for instance, and the battlefield blast waves from bombs and other weapons that are the leading cause of battlefield deaths. Sports injuries, falls and other problems likewise can cause internal bleeding.
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