A nanoparticle could improve the emergency treatment of brain-injury victims, even those with mild injuries, by counteracting an onslaught of free radicals.
“This might be a first line of defense against reactive oxygen species (ROS) that are always overstimulated during a medical trauma, whether that be to an accident victim or an injured soldier,” says James Tour, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and of computer science at Rice University.
“They’re certainly exacerbated when there’s trauma with massive blood loss.”
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