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:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm ... 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered ... Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is ... Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. ... the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are ... Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute ... presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... is proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon ... beautiful women in the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Strategic Capital Partners, LLC (SCP) in concert ... capital for emerging technology companies. SCP has delivered investment events and professional ... than a million dollars of capital investment for five companies. The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  In a startling report released today, ... their residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription ... definitive ranking of how states are tackling the worst drug crisis ... four states – Kentucky , New ... Vermont . Of the 28 failing states, three – ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition ... - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... to date financial data derived from varied research sources to ... potential impact on the market during the next five years, ... of sub markets, regional and country level analysis. The report ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... report to their offering. ... a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to enter. The US ... will serve to drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. ... cap sales considerably, but development is still in its infancy. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: