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Climbing Mount Everest To Learn More About Type 2 Diabetes

Climbing Mount Everest To Learn More About Type 2 Diabetes

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most people engage in extreme sports, such as climbing Mount Everest, in an attempt to gain insight about themselves. A group of researchers from the University of Southampton and University...

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Bar-headed Geese Give Insight Into Low Oxygen Tolerance
2014-04-08 14:58:41

University of Exeter A new study into how the world's highest flying bird, the bar-headed goose, is able to survive at extreme altitudes may have future implications for low oxygen medical conditions in humans. An international team of scientists recently tracked the bar-headed goose while it migrated across the Himalayas. Now they have shown how these birds are able to tolerate running at top speed while breathing only 7% oxygen. Exercising at high altitude is a massive challenge...

Oxygen Depletion In Baltic Sea Is 10 Times Worse Than A Hundred Years Ago
2014-04-01 14:34:17

Aarhus University This news release is available in German. After several years of discussions, researchers from Aarhus University (Denmark), Lund University (Sweden) and Stockholm University (Sweden) have determined that nutrients from the land are the main cause of widespread areas of oxygen depletion. The results were published on 31 March in the prestigious American journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Nutrients are the villain The deepest areas of the...

2014-02-27 18:37:30

Reducing the size of the Lake Erie "dead zone" to acceptable levels will require cutting nutrient pollution nearly in half in coming decades, at a time when climate change is expected to make such reductions more difficult. That's one of the main conclusions of a comprehensive new study that documents recent trends in Lake Erie's health. It offers science-based guidance to policymakers seeking to reduce the size of toxic algae blooms and oxygen-starved regions called hypoxic zones, or dead...

Million Dollar Grand Challenge Issued For Dead Zone Solutions
2014-02-19 04:11:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In response to President Obama’s call for institutions and philanthropists to help find solutions to the world’s most pressing issues, Tulane University announced Monday that it would offer a $1 million prize to the researcher or entrepreneur who devises the best plan to combat annual “dead zones” in lakes and oceans. In a statement, the university said that it was soliciting innovative solutions to battle hypoxia, or...

2013-11-29 12:54:05

Scientists may have found a new treatment that can help people with spinal cord injuries walk better. The research is published in the November 27, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "About 59 percent of all spinal injuries are incomplete, leaving pathways that could allow the spinal cord to change in a way that allows people to walk again. Unfortunately, usually a person affected by this type of spinal injury seldom recovers the...

The Genetics Of Mountain Sickness
2013-08-16 05:14:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers has discovered the genetic basis of chronic mountain sickness (CMS), a condition developed during prolonged exposure to high altitudes, according to research appearing in the August 15 edition of the American Journal of Human Genetics. The condition, which is also known as “Monge's disease,” is the result of low oxygen levels and can cause severe damage to the body, including heart attacks,...

Heavy Rains Increase Nutrient Pollution Flow Down Mississippi River
2013-07-29 12:32:11

NOAA NOAA-supported scientists found a large Gulf of Mexico oxygen-free or hypoxic "dead" zone, but not as large as had been predicted. Measuring 5,840 square miles, an area the size of Connecticut, the 2013 Gulf dead zone indicates nutrients from the Mississippi River watershed are continuing to affect the nation's commercial and recreational marine resources in the Gulf. "A near-record area was expected because of wet spring conditions in the Mississippi watershed and the resultant...

Fish Species That Thrive In Bay Bottoms Are Being Impacted By Dead Zones
2013-07-09 07:35:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) have completed a 10-year study, providing the first quantitative evidence on a bay-wide scale that the distribution and abundance of "demersal" fishes -- fish species that live and feed near the Bay bottom -- are being impacted by low-oxygen "dead zones." Species affected by these dead zones, such as the Atlantic croaker, white perch, spot, striped bass and summer...

2013-06-27 16:22:12

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ocean experts had predicted a large "dead zone" area in the Gulf of Mexico this year, and according to the results from a Texas A&M University researcher just back from studying the region, those predictions appear to be right on target. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120502/DC99584LOGO) Steve DiMarco, professor of oceanography and one of the world's leading experts on the dead zone, says he and a Texas...

Nutrient Pollution Could Cause Record-Setting 'Dead Zone' In Gulf Of Mexico
2013-06-19 07:08:41

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This year, scientists are expecting a very large “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico, according to several NOAA-supported forecast models. Those same models predict a smaller than average hypoxic level in the Chesapeake Bay. A research team comprised of scientists from the University of Michigan, Louisiana State University, and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium used the NOAA-supported models to forecast that this...