December 15, 2012

Expanding Foam Could Stop Internal Bleeding

Nic Halverson, ABC Science

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US researchers have developed a spray foam that can be injected into a wounded soldier's abdominal cavity to help stop internal bleeding.

When soldiers are wounded on the battlefield, getting them to advanced-level treatment facilities within the first 60 minutes of injury often makes the difference between life and death.

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