Oxycyte might not look like the blood you’re used to seeing, but if you ever suffer a traumatic brain injury (America’s leading cause of accidental death), you’d be glad to see a pint of this flowing into your body. That’s because Oxycyte is a man-made, synthetic substance that carries oxygen 50 times more effectively than our own blood. Though it doesn’t have any of the other features of normal blood, researchers hope that it’s dramatically increased oxygen carrying capacity will allow Oxycyte to serve as the perfect blood substitute during emergency surgeries where a lack of oxygen often leads to brain injury. I’ll take a pint of Oxycyte and a pint of Rocky Road to go please.
[Via: Random Good Stuff]