Thanks to tumblr user im2pac for putting this in the sixpenceee tag and bringing it to my attention.
There is now a particle that enables humans to live without breathing.
As said by Huffington Post
The report states the “microparticles” are made of a single layer of fatty molecules, or lipids, that surround pockets of oxygen gas and are injected into the bloodstream via a liquid solution.
This was inspired by a case of a redhead girl who had severe pneumonia. Her lung tissues became severely damaged and she went into cardiac arrest.
Dr. John Kheir of Boston’s Children Hospital says that this particle helped an animal which had damaged airways and kept it alive for 15 minutes without breathing.
The implications of this particle is profound and can help in many cases such as drowning.
It works like this in case you didn’t get it: if someone couldn’t breathe at all (lungs damaged, bad airways) then putting an oxygen mask over their face would be ultimately useless. Oxygen gas is inserted into the bloodstream of the person itself this way, enabling them to live on.