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November 25th, 2010

UI med researchers look to save soldiers’ lives with nanotechnology

Abstract:
Researchers at the University of Iowa are studying new treatments to help heal soldiers who are wounded on the battlefield. Dr. Randy Kardon, a U-of-I professor of ophthalmology, says they're focused on getting more immediate care to stop the bleeding in troops who have specifically been wounded in explosions.

"It would involve injecting a substance into the bloodstream," Dr. Kardon says. "It would home to small areas in the circulation that have been disrupted from trauma to the brain that are causing micro-areas of bleeding in the brain and to other areas of the body."

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