Oxycyte might not look like the blood youâ€™re used to seeing, but if you ever suffer a traumatic brain injury (Americaâ€™s leading cause of accidental death), youâ€™d be glad to see a pint of this flowing into your body. Thatâ€™s because Oxycyte is a man-made, synthetic substance that carries oxygen 50 times more effectively than our own blood. Though it doesnâ€™t have any of the other features of normal blood, researchers hope that itâ€™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. Iâ€™ll take a pint of Oxycyte and a pint of Rocky Road to go please.
[Via: Random Good Stuff]