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:6/20/2017)... IN (PRWEB) , ... June 20, 2017 , ... ... benefits advisory organization, announces recipients of its annual “UBBIE” Awards (pronounced you-bee) for ... who have demonstrated significant achievements toward their involvement with UBA, the clients they ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... ... services, has published a new eBook titled “ 5 Questions to Ask Before ... Research Analyst on the Genetic Test Evaluation (GTE) team, the book explores the ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... 2017 , ... EdChoice and the American Enterprise Institute each ... economic development in economically distressed urban areas. The first report presents a case ... the economic development of the city of Santa Ana, California. The second report ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... , ... June 20, 2017 , ... ... help content solutions for the enterprise, is proud to announce Touchpoints ... e-commerce, ticketing systems, company websites, and more to provide a seamless customer experience. ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... BC (PRWEB) , ... June 20, 2017 , ... As ... community on the link between stroke and gum disease. Those with bleeding gums in ... If left untreated, this condition can lead to heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Drs. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/20/2017)... June 19, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), will ... webcast on Friday, July 28, 2017, beginning at 7:30 a.m. ... Only Dial-in information: To participate in the conference call, dial ... the call at least 10 minutes prior to the start ... Webcast: A simultaneous ...
(Date:6/14/2017)... -- The Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA) has announced ... and the Biomedical Manufacturing Network to advance the ... California by providing a platform for imparting ... development. The primary focus of this alliance is to ... as small and mid-sized biomedical companies. ...
(Date:6/10/2017)... K. Burchfield, DPM, is recognized by Continental Who,s Who as a ... Alabama . Dr. Burchfield serves as ... over 20 years of experience, as well as expertise in the ... "The podiatry professional ... to welcome you to his practice," the company,s website states. "We ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: