Amid terror wave, Israeli researcher finds way to quickly stop bleeding woundsMar. 21, 2016
A new methos of stopping uncontrolled bleeding of victims that could save many who have been stabbed by terrorists has been developed by a researcher at Ariel University.
Until now, the only blood-stopping solutions for the type of deep wounds caused by such violent stabbings sustained by the injured have been either too weak or so strong that they cause deadly blood clots.
Even the most able medical first responders often do not have the most effective solutions to save lives when every second counts.
Moshe Rogosnitzky, director of the Center for Drug Repurposing at the university and co-founder of the non-profit MedInsight Research Institute, he has spent his career advancing the field of personalized medicine and successfully innovating new uses for existing drugs. His discoveries have benefited hundreds of thousands of patients, and his scholarly publications span a wide range of subjects including: liver, pancreatic, breast and prostate cancers, Crohn’s disease, eye disorders, gastrointestinal and abdominal surgeries and hemostasis.
Now Rogosnitzky has unintentionally discovered that gallium – a biometal currently used to stop bone loss in cancer patients – in liquid form (known as gallium nitrate), can rapidly halt bleeding from deep wounds without causing blood clots.
The use of gallium for stopping bleeding from deep cuts provides additional benefits. Extensive research has shown that gallium is a very powerful anti-infective and speeds the healing of injuries caused by deep gashes which are often produced by the knives and other type of weapons used by terrorists.