Whether buying time or giving it time, the clock and calendar measure the success of military medics and physicians.
Medics feverishly work against the clock during the golden hour—that brief period of time to stave off death following severe trauma, when bleeding must be controlled, shock prevented, and the patient transported for more intensive care.
For physicians, it’s a waiting game. Only time will tell if what they’ve done will repair or cure the patient, and Mother Nature can take her own sweet time about it.
But what if time could be stretched for the former, and shortened for the latter?
DARPA, the futuristic U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has major projects looking at both ends of this time continuum.
The Biostasis program aims to improve survival for ...