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High-Pressure Chambers Could Prevent Paralysis After Spinal Cord Injury

...pressure chambers used to treat deep sea diversfor decompression sickness could play a key role in preventing permanent spinalcord damage and paralysis to many of the thousands of Americans who sufferspinal cord injuries every year, a doctor from Scotland reported today. Dr. Philip James of the University ...

Bugs Can Ward Off The 'Bends'

...a could protect deep-sea divers from theravages of decompression sickness. Experiments with pigs have shown thatmet...res were nearly twice aslikely to show symptoms of decompression sickness. The treated pigs were alsomore flatulent, releasing large quantities of methane-and the mo...

Decompression is a gas

All divers risk decompression sickness if they surface too quickly for theirbodi...om the index, they can predict howmuch the risk of decompression sickness is lowered. The researchers say thathydrogen-metabolizing bacteria could also be used to tr...

Gender issues related to spaceflight: A NASA perspective

...scular and exercise physiology, barophysiology and decompression sickness, renal stone risk, immunology, neurovestibular and sensorimotor function, nutrition, pharmacotherapeutics, and reproduction. Highlights of the article appear below. PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS Gender-related differences are known to exist with r...

Whales get the bends

Noise can bring on decompression sickness in whales and dolphins UNDERWATER explo...hers believe that it could cause haemorrhaging and decompression sickness. When whales and dolphins dive, nitrogen gets squeezed out of their lungs and into the bl...

Surviving hypoxia

...of risk: its possible in some cases to suffer from decompression sickness (like the bends divers can get) or pressure trauma (burst eardrums, toothaches, etc.) when undergoing this training. The pressure chambers are also expensive to build and operate. The Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory (NAMR...

Acoustic technique could disinfect medical instruments without heat or harsh chemicals

...itional heat disinfection. He reasoned that rapid decompression might be able to kill microbes by breaking their cell walls, and obtained a patent for the idea in 1994. Subsequent testing, however, showed that even "explosive decompression" failed to kill the hardiest of bacterial spores, so Carter sought to enh...

Experimental Biology 2003 meets in San Diego April 11-15

... failure therapeutics, physiology of high altitude decompression sickness, and why brain remodeling underlies the success of behavioral therapies for motor dysfunction. The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) program includes a talk by Dr. Elias Zerhouni, director of the National Insti...

Can exercise before diving prevent decompression sickness?

... gas bubbles in tissue and blood. The most common decompression related problem in sports divers is injury of the ...ubbles. Preventive measures to reduce the risk of decompression sickness include breathing oxygen and reducing decompression speed. Following recent findings on ra...

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