A slimming treatment for artificial lungs

2019-03-01 10:15:01

By Celeste Biever Artificial lungs are cumbersome beasts, but they can be a lifesaver for people with serious respiratory diseases or lung damage. Sitting outside the body, they take over the task of soaking up excess carbon dioxide from the blood and infusing it with oxygen. The problem is that existing devices are inefficient and so have to siphon off large amounts of blood. For this they need bulky tubes,