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:5/31/2016)... ... June 01, 2016 , ... ... smoking: links and risks ”. , As corresponding author Professor Luigi Naldi says ... between smoking habits and psoriasis. Smoking influences the onset and the severity of ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... GA (PRWEB) , ... May 31, 2016 , ... ... Contact Center Solutions , today announced it has been included by Gartner, Inc. ... report mentions a wide range of Contact Center Infrastructure technologies, some of which ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... When ... he knew it was something that contractors should have at their disposal on ... gets,” says Butch, CertainTeed’s Director of Contractor Programs. , As a result, ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... The successful implementation of ... their laboratories as well. However, laboratories have different challenges compared to manufacturing environments. ... operations in the lab, METTLER TOLEDO has developed the Lean Lab Checklist . ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... ... Spectrum Aquatics has launched a brand new ADA pool lift, the Motion Trek ... in mind. , “Over the last two years our key customers and designers plus ... is a necessary requirement for certain facilities with specific needs,” said Nabil Khaled, Spectrum ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... highlights the necessity of health literacy within the technology advancement of diagnostic imaging. According to ... a majority of oncology patients undergo imaging screenings without understanding the nuanced risks associated ... ... ... Medical Diagnostic Imaging Ampronix ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... May 27, 2016 Hutchison ... company focused on the highly lucrative global oncology ... pipeline of potential first-in-class or best-in-class tyrosine kinase ... development with strategic partners. HCM,s profitable Chinese healthcare ... market. We expect progress of the mid-to-late-stage pipeline ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... NEW YORK , May 27, 2016 ... with biotechs, drug manufacturers, health insurance companies all falling ... very small healthcare companies. While not often talked about, ... The United States is by ... the world. Advanced Medical Isotope Corp. (OTC: ADMD), Nutranomics ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: