Navigation Links
Mount Everest to be Site of Research into Hypoxia

The Xtreme-Everest Team has announced at the Cheltenham Science Festival that it plans to send a 20 member expedition team to mount Everest to conduct //a research into the effects of low oxygen levels, hypoxia

Doctors and scientists from the Centre for Aviation, Space and Extreme Environment Medicine at the Institute of Human Health and Performance, University College London will be conducting the research along with researchers around the world. The aim of the study is to increase survival levels for intensive care patients

Dr Hugh Montgomery, the leader of the expedition said: ‘At the 8,850-metre summit of Everest, there's so little oxygen getting into the lungs that the body quickly starts shutting down and mountaineers risk slipping into a coma. These extreme conditions mimic what it's like for patients in intensive care and studying the human body in this environment will teach us invaluable lessons in the science of survival.’

According to Dr Mike Grocott said: ‘One in six Britons will spend time in an intensive care unit and, shocking as it may sound, up to three in 10 do not pull through. We know that mountaineers survive on low oxygen levels that would take the lives of intensive care patients in minutes.

‘Our ascent will involve creating the world's highest medical laboratory, taking field science to a new level.’

He also said that Everest's summit was at exactly the limit of human tolerance for hypoxia and for many years doctors and scientists had believed that it would be impossible to reach it without supplemental oxygen. Today mountaineers like Reinhold Messner have proved otherwise. Should the mountain have been even a few meters higher the dream of scaling Mount Everest would never have become a reality.

Dr Montgomery had earlier identified a gene that controls improved performance at high altitude. He claims that the summit of Everest is a wonderful natural laboratory for the study of the effects of critical hypoxia.

'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Mountain biking connected to infertility
2. Spread Of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Is A Probability, Say Experts
3. Epidemic Fear In Mumbai Mounting Post-Floods
4. Non-Communicable Diseases Mounting Up At An Alarming Rate in India
5. Illegal Drug Use In England Mounting Up At An Alarming Rate
6. Indonesia Has Ninth Bird-Flu Death as Risk Mounts
7. Mountain Biking Results In Serious Injuries
8. CNIC To Provide Funds To Mount Sinai School
9. Antioxidants Could Halt Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
10. Lab On Mount Everest A Reality Next March
11. Ignorance - the main reason behind deaths on Mount Everest
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... Birmingham, Lake Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... ... ... their direction with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. ... for tolerable intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... preset to fit their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film ... all fully customizable and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, ... presented a Bronze Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary ... part of the 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In an effort to ... treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued a pain management ... (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can cause episodes of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas ... , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Capricor ... ), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, ... that patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne ... exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor expects ... third quarter of 2016, and to report top ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new affiliate with operations headquartered in ... America . ... ... ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... FRANKLIN, Tenn. , June 23, 2016 ... for automating, integrating and transforming the patient ... launch of several innovative new products and ... depth of its revenue cycle offerings. These ... establish more efficient workflows, remain compliant in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: