Oxycyte: Better Than Blood?

nym | 07:13 PM


Artificial blood, is it the next big thing? This article from Popular Science about Oxycyte, and artificial blood gives me hope, after all blood is one of the most basic elements of our body, and if we can improve that, we improve a huge element of what makes us human.

A man-made, pure-white compound called Oxycyte carries oxygen 50 times as effectively as our own blood. Researchers are betting that it’s the best way to treat America’s leading cause of accidental death: traumatic brain injury.

It's like the oil that greases our fleshy engine, and I for one would like to switch to something that will give me a little more oomph, and a few extra years. Maybe Oxycyte isn't it, but the idea of replacing our blood with something better doesn't seem that far off.

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No doubt this oxycyte is a long way off and so there would be lots of sophisticated modifications before it would be implemented, but wouldn't this make you age much more quickly? I mean, all of that extra oxygen would increase oxidation inside the body a fair bit, right?

Posted by: Adam Price at November 2, 2006 05:16 AM

I think that you are mistaken about the meaning of oxygen and oxidation. Oxygen is an element and oxidation is the process during which electrons are being added to an element or a compound.

Posted by: anonymous at March 27, 2007 07:24 PM

I think Oxycyte should be passed by the FDA because the benifits outweigh the bad. The flu is bearable; death may not for you or anyone else.

Posted by: Cassie at April 24, 2007 05:05 PM


Posted by: Jamie at April 25, 2007 10:48 AM
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