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DARPA wants to ‘slow life to save life’ with program that extends the ‘golden hour’ | Military Times
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DARPA wants to ‘slow life to save life’ with program that extends the ‘golden hour’ | Military Times

When troops are wounded, time is precious. That’s why the fast-ticking minutes that follow such an event are called the “golden hour.” Get the right care within the right time and you survive. Wrong care or an evac takes too long — you’re dead.

While major efforts across the government push to advance medical technology in the field and speed up the vehicles that carry troops to top treatment, one new effort is trying something even more ambitious — slowing life to save life.

Researchers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently launched a five-year project dubbed “Biostasis.” The program will “leverage molecular biology to develop innovative ways of controlling the speed at which living systems operate.”

By doing that they hope to extend the “golden hour” before it’s too late.

Source: DARPA wants to ‘slow life to save life’ with program that extends the ‘golden hour’ | Military Times