DARPA’s Wound Stasis program launched in 2010 and is bearing impressive fruit. Wound stasis is meant to stanch internal bleeding and would be aided by a new foam that conforms to the victim’s abdominal cavity. Pre-clinical trials showed improved survival rates for lethal liver injuries that are up to three hours old, from 8% to a whopping 72%.
Stabilizing a soldier’s wound in the field delivers such dramatic results because internal bleeding is nearly impossible to stop outside of a major medical facility. This truth is the driving force behind the DoD’s "Golden Hour" concept, which dictates that wounded soldiers should be moved to a treatment facility in under one hour. Besides outright saving lives, the foam’s extension of the Golden Hour, allowing wounded combatants more time to reach adequate treatment, is its principle contribution to soldier safety.
Up to 50% of potentially survivable combat wounds could be impacted by the Wound Stasis foam. It has proven easy for doctors to work with, as well. The foam is removable from a wound by hand, coming loose in a single block and leaving little trace of its presence. DARPA awarded a $15.5 million Phase II contract to the foam’s developer, Arsenal Medical. The next step is prototyping and FDA approval.
Japan and America agree to put giant fighting robots into battle 2015-07-06 20:02 Japan's Suidobashi accepts MegaBots' challenge of a duel, paving the way for robot wars on a grand scale
It's the moment we've all been waiting for: two giant fighting robots - one Japanese and one American - will square off in a melee one year from now.
That is, if the robots' two owners keep their word.
Last week, MegaBots, an American ...
Hillary Clinton is coming to Kansas City for the National Council of La Raza conference 2015-07-06 20:17
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will speak to the National Council of La Raza annual conference in Kansas City later this month.
The former secretary of state, U.S. senator and first lady is scheduled to appear at the conference at the Kansas City Convention Center on Monday, July 13.
â€śWe are thrilled that Secretary Clinton will join us to speak to the ...
Fires at Black Churches Do Not Appear to Be Linked, Racially Motivated: ATF 2015-07-06 20:44
A string of fires at black churches in Southern states have sparked concerns that racial friction has spiked in the aftermath of the racially-motivated mass shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Federal fire investigators are combing through the remains say they do not have enough evidence on hand to determine that the scattered incidents were racial attacks against the ...
As Greece Falls, Will Those With Gardens Survive? 2015-07-06 19:35
Greeks don't want austerity, but the future is bleak and unknown.
As of Friday, grocery shelves were being stripped bare of staple cooking goods, and pharmacies ran out of crucial medicines like thyroxine (thyroid treatment). More than half of those items are imported, but with banking plugs, companies are unable to pay suppliers. Things are frozen; stopped, and tens of thousands ...