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U of L researchers develop freeze-dried blood that could save soldiers and astronauts
U of L professors Michael Menze and Jonathan Kopechek, as well as Ph.D. candidate Brett Janis, have spent two years developing this "freeze-dried" approach to storing blood, which has drawn interest from the U.S. military, NASA, emergency responders and other groups.
Ultrasound-assisted molecule delivery looks to preserve blood for years
Blood can typically be stored for only six weeks after donation, but a potential solution attempts to dry blood by using a sugar-based preservative.
UofL researchers could help NASA use freeze-dried blood in space
A team tested the ability to rehydrate the blood and use 3D-printed tools in zero gravity. This could help meet the medical needs of astronauts in space.