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WOUNDED soldiers or injured civilians in remote locations could benefit in the future from an injection that stabilises the heart following massive blood loss.
The fluid is being developed and tested by Queensland scientist Professor Geoffrey Dobson, whose research has been inspired by the ability of animals like the hummingbird to slow their heart rate during hibernation.
The fluid makes a heart weakened by blood loss beat more strongly to continue delivering blood to the body's vital organs
Originally posted by capone1
I like it a lot.
But, why just soldiers?
"The wider implications are for military and pre-hospital civilian use, in rural and remote areas, where nothing currently exists," Prof Dobson said.