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.
The European Grammar of Self-Intolerance 2015-04-21 22:35
Highlights from Jonathan Bowden's talk "Western Civilization Bites Back".
For the full talk go here: Jonathan Bowdenâ€™s â€śWestern Civilization Bites Back"
The greatest enemy that we have is raised in our own mind. The grammar of self-intolerance is what we have imposed and allowed others to impose upon us. Political correctness is a white European grammar, which weâ€™ve been taught, and weâ€™ve ...
Mark Weber - The Challange of the Power of the Israeli Lobby in the USA 2015-04-21 20:08
YouTube Description: Mark Weber - historian, publisher, activist and organizer â€“ is perhaps best known as director of the Institute for Historical Review, an independent, public-interest educational centre based in southern California. His many articles, reviews and essays dealing with historical, political and social issues have appeared in a variety of periodicals, and in a range of languages. He has ...
Christianity & European Identity 2015-04-21 18:22
What is the relationship of Christianity and European identity? I do not say â€śWestern Civilization,â€ť because I wish to speak of the whole of Europe, East and West, and the whole of European history and prehistory, not just the civilized bits.
There are two perspectives we can take on this question. One looks back at history. The other looks forward to ...
Viking Heathen Origin of Horse Meat Taboo 2015-04-21 4:07
YouTube description: The recent horse meat scandal involving Tescos burgers, Ikea meatballs, Findus lasagne and Taco Bell has got people wondering why the English don't eat horses. I covered this subject in my recent dissertation. The answer is to do with paganism. The Catholic church realised that eating horse meat was connected to pagan rites in the North of Europe, ...