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    Default NYU Student Creates Mass Effect's Medi-gel

    http://kotaku.com/5989585/wow-someon...+like-medi+gel

    http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/resear...halts-bleeding

    Basically, the new "Veti-gel" is a compound that hyperdrives platelets to form blood clots to close wounds almost instantly.

    According to the Mass Effect wiki on Medi-gel:

    Heals various wounds and ailments, instantly sealing injuries against infection and allowing for rapid healing by having the gel grip tight to flesh until subjected to a frequency of ultrasound. It is sealable against liquids - most notably blood - as well as contaminants and gases.
    By contrast, Veti-Gel:

    When any part of the body is wounded, the damaged extracellular matrix helps trigger a cascade of chemical reactions in the blood that ends in fibrin - fibers that join togehter to start blood clots.

    If Veti-Gel reaches the blood's platelet cells, it helps signal them to change shape and stick together to further help plug the hole in a blood vessel.

    And when Veti-Gel comes into contact with the extracellular matrix in the wounded tissue, it binds to it, forming a kind of cover over the area. That eliminates the need to even apply pressure to the wound. "It looks like, feels like, and acts like skin."

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    Default Re: NYU Student Creates Mass Effect's Medi-gel

    Rapid coagulants aren't actually anything new, but they've been known to cause burns. But the fact that this gel has the opposite effect is exciting.

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    Default Re: NYU Student Creates Mass Effect's Medi-gel

    The stuff won't be made legal cause it will interfere with the profits of the big companies.

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    Default Re: NYU Student Creates Mass Effect's Medi-gel

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiser View Post
    The stuff won't be made legal cause it will interfere with the profits of the big companies.


    It's a glorified band-aid. Tell me, what nefarious Pfizer monopoly does this endanger?

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