Navigation Links
Scientists tackle mystery mountain illness
Date:8/21/2007

es in a potentially life-threatening situation.

Use of the database will be open to researchers worldwide, although details of individual members will be not be given out without their consent.

HAPE is the most common form of altitude sickness and can kill within hours if untreated. As the illness progresses, it can cause drowsiness and lack of coordination, leading to a coma and death. As cases are not registered, nobody knows exactly how many people have died as a result of the condition.

The main treatment is descent, but this is often impossible as a sufferer may need to be carried for miles on a stretcher, only to descend a few hundred feet. Other treatments include breathing oxygen and two drugs, dexamethasone and nifepidine, which may not be available when somebody becomes ill.

Blood vessels inside the lungs constrict in response to low oxygen to such an extent that fluid is forced from the capillaries (narrow tubes through which blood cells pass), leading to flooding of the lungs air sacs.

Risk factors include rapid ascent, physical exertion and a previous history of the condition. By understanding who is most at risk, potential sufferers could take precautions such as climbing much more slowly or taking drugs to prevent the onset of the condition.


'/>"/>
Contact: Tara Womersley
tara.womersley@ed.ac.uk
44-131-650-9836
University of Edinburgh
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Wisconsin scientists grow critical nerve cells
2. Scientists ID molecular switch in liver that triggers harmful effects of saturated and trans fats
3. UCSB scientists probe sea floor venting to gain understanding of early life on Earth
4. UAB scientists discover the origin of a mysterious physical force
5. Fox Chase Cancer Center scientists identify immune-system mutation
6. Scientists Replicate Hepatitis C Virus in Laboratory
7. Scientists detect probable genetic cause of some Parkinsons disease cases
8. Scientists find missing enzyme for tuberculosis iron scavenging pathway
9. Scientists seek answers on what activates deadly anthrax spores
10. Yale Scientists Find MicroRNA Regulates Ras Cancer Gene
11. Scientists collaborate to assess health of global environment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2014)... for delivering compounds that could positively impact ... may be possible, thanks to researchers in ... semi-soft vaginal suppository made from the seaweed-derived ... antiviral drug Tenofovir provides a woman-initiated, drug-delivery ... of sexually transmitted infections during unprotected heterosexual ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... August 28, 2014 Dyslexia, the most commonly ... a neurological reading disability that occurs when the ... don,t function normally. , The use of non-invasive ... activity is disrupted in dyslexia. However, most prior ... of brain regions, leaving a gap in our ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... the first person to alert the world to Global ... be captured and stored underground. He says that Carbon ... the best way to avoid global warming getting out ... (Columbia University, New York) made the call during his ... where 150 scientists are meeting to discuss Carbon Capture ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Sensory-tested drug-delivery vehicle could limit spread of HIV, AIDS 2Sensory-tested drug-delivery vehicle could limit spread of HIV, AIDS 3Dyslexic readers have disrupted network connections in the brain 2Global warming pioneer calls for CO2 to be taken from atmosphere and stored underground 2
... cell. Following numerous cell divisions, it then develops into ... largely unexplained process whereby the cells simply "know" the ... astonishing phenomenon. Scientists from the Center for Plant Molecular ... University of Wageningen, in cooperation with colleagues from the ...
... Multitudes of people worldwide begin each day with ... sometimes referred to as "the devil,s brew," coffee contains ... potentially biologically active compounds (eg, polyphenols) that may promote ... link between coffee consumption and type 2 diabetes. Determining ...
... the Australian National University, Research School of Chemistry, has ... Otting is on the editorial board of Springer,s ... Award is granted in recognition of a researcher,s entire ... had a significant impact on their own discipline. The ...
Cached Biology News:How plants put down roots 2
(Date:8/28/2014)... 28, 2014 “This kit has an improved ... from 0 to 150 ppb,” said Mark Tess, PhD, Mycotoxin ... benefit to plant owners and USDA-GIPSA inspection agencies that have ... Testing can take place in a matter of minutes with ... plant test the feed and grain before accepting it, but ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... devices in spintronics, an electronic which is not ... also on their spin and the spin-related magnetism. ... magnetic signals and vice versa. Recently, the research ... of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in ... Japan, has for the first time realised a ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Willow Grove, PA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ... talent, and create a culture that will allow individuals ... that are becoming increasingly important for employers looking to ... life science industries are embracing this trend, as the ... the fabric of a company, which will have real ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... , Aug. 28, 2014   SunTrust Robinson Humphrey ... industry veterans to its equity research team in ... ongoing expansion in equity research demonstrates our commitment ... insights to enhance their investment decision making," said ... STRH.  "We continue to make significant investments in ...
Breaking Biology Technology:A new, tunable device for spintronics 2A new, tunable device for spintronics 3Klein Hersh International Leads Philadelphia Area Life Science Industry in Company Culture 2Klein Hersh International Leads Philadelphia Area Life Science Industry in Company Culture 3SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Expands Equity Research in Healthcare and Energy 2SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Expands Equity Research in Healthcare and Energy 3
... and Public Affairs in New ... ... non-profit, member-driven,organization comprised of state biotech associations, companies, academic,institutions, and other ... in New England today announced its,formation and held the organization,s first ...
... BANGKOK, November 13 , - Announce ... Award, Elsevier, the world,s leading research ... Southeast Asian Institutions announced,today winners of the ... is designed to recognize outstanding young scientists ...
... ... progress tracking, SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13 ... for Windows.,This new release includes enhancements that enable users to closely ... progress,through the software, providing a highly personalized user experience., InSight ...
Cached Biology Technology:New Regional Biotech Association Formed 2Elsevier and the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions 2Elsevier and the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions 3Elsevier and the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions 4Posit Science(R) Corporation Announces the Release of InSight(TM) 1.1 2
... Biomek FX provides complete solutions ... With 96-, 384-, and ... in either single or dual ... offers maximum speed and flexibility ...
... incubation trays are disposable trays ... antigens that have been blotted ... has eight 10.5 cm x ... strips cut from blotted membrane ...
These Costar 96-well, flat-bottom polystyrene EIA plates are used for EIAs, ELISAs, and other protein binding assays. Supplied as box of 100 (20 packages; 5 plates per package)....
... The Chemicon Detergent-OUT Kit is a simple ... protein solutions. Removes detergents without significant ... the protein solution on the Detergent-OUT Spin ... Micro columns are suitable for removing detergent ...
Biology Products: