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Scientists develop method allowing lab animals to ‘breathe’ from their rectum – New York Post

Bottom’s up? A Japanese doctor believes a technique to pump oxygen through one’s rectum could help save folks who are low on oxygen and aren’t responding to ventilators….

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In what sounds like a South Park episode, Japanese scientists have developed a procedure that allows lab animals to breathe out of their rectum.
In a new study published last week, scientists using an enema of oxygen-carrying liquid proved that oxygen-deprived animals — and maybe people — can be saved via their bottoms.
According to the New York Times, Dr. Takanori Takebe, of the Tokyo Medical and Dental University and the Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, started alternative oxygen-delivery…

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