News tagged with carbon dioxide

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How to 'jumpstart' rhythmic breathing at birth

The common expression, 'As easy as breathing,' is truly misleading. Breathing, as it is performed by higher vertebrates, is a complex biological function involving many types of neurons. It requires chemosensory neurons to ...

Sep 06, 2018
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A breath of fresh air for hospitals

Indoor air quality is important for everyone's health but perhaps no more so than in different kinds of medical centre. A team from India has investigated hospital waiting room air quality in terms of patient comfort with ...

Aug 08, 2018
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Putting lungs under less stress

The numbers are grim: Of the 200,000 Americans diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) each year, 30 to 50 percent will die. But, clinical researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine's division ...

Jun 05, 2018
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Does your DNA really change in space?

Results from an important NASA experiment – in which astronaut Scott Kelly spent one year in space while his identical twin brother Mark stayed on Earth – have started to come in. Last week, a number of media outlets ...

Mar 22, 2018
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These carbon dioxide-sensing neurons wake up mice

Stimulating a population of neurons in the midbrain with carbon dioxide (CO2) awakens adult male mice without enhancing breathing, finds a study published in JNeurosci. These findings are relevant to understanding disorders ...

Jan 29, 2018
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