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Everest Expedition Reveals Muscle Changes at Altitude
18/04/12: More research from the 2007 Caudwell Xtreme Everest expedition has been published this month in the prestigious FASEB Journal.

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Knowledge VII conference May 19th 2012

22/03/12: Joint meeting of Xtreme Everest and the Nepal Mountain Medicine Society to be held in Kathmandu
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Dr Dan Martin featured in BBC programme
07/02/12: Dr Dan Martin, one of our Senior Lecturers will be featuring in a programme on BBC2 tomorrow evening (Tuesday 7th) at 9pm.
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KnO2wledge VI Conference 2011

03/05/11: Cold comfort -The double edged sword of hypothermia
Venue: Royal Society of Medicine
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Season's greetings from the CASE Medicine Team

22/12/10: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
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Maryam tests the urine using the DCA machine
The Snow Capped Peaks of Proteinuria

25/08/10: Protein excretion in the urine is a persistent finding in the high altitude environment. Moreover, there seems to be a correlation between the quantity of proteinuria, the altitudes reached, and the duration of stay.
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Maryam carries out SDF on Oli
Microcirculation analysis using SDF at altitude

23/08/10: One of the many techniques being used on the Xtreme Alps expedition is sidestream dark-field (SDF) imaging.
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Dan Grant leaps throught the air during handball
World?s Highest Game of Handball

22/08/10: On Tuesday the 17th August, we made history. Two members of the CASE Team - myself and Oliver Burdall, played the highest game of handball in the world.
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Liesl carries out muslce NIRS on Laura
Muscle Madness

21/08/10: Today eight of our climbers have had their muscles measured.
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Dan Martin uses the Siemens arterial blood gas machine during the oxygen extraction study
The Xtreme Alps Oxygen Extraction Study

17/08/10: This component of the expedition is specifically designed to look at the ability of the body to extract oxygen from blood when challenged by exercise at high altitude. Full story>

The final approach to the Margherita Hut
Xtreme Alps 2010 - end of week one report

17/08/10: The first week of research at the Margherita Hut is drawing to a close. Team A are completing the final few studies and are enjoying a break in the weather to get some fresh air. Full story>

Fiona Shrubb and Oli Burdell undergo the Nitric Oxide studies
Nitric Oxide at Altitude

16/08/10: Nitric oxide (NO) is a signaling molecule that controls vital bodily functions including the regulation of blood flow and blood pressure. Full story>

Edith and Jim carry out their pulmonary artery pressure study
Pulmonary artery pressure at altitude

15/08/10: It has been known for a long time that the pulmonary artery pressure (pressure in the arteries of lung) goes up when one goes to high altitude. Full story>

Adam Booth - our Medical Officer
Life as the Medical Officer for the Xtreme Alps expedition

14/08/10: As the Medical Officer for the Xtreme Alps team, it has been my job to keep the team members as healthy as possible, so that research can go ahead as planned. Back at home I am a GP, and I am also a keen climber. Full story>

Mark Edsell and Matt Sanborn carrying out their neuroscience experiment
Neuroscience at high altitude

13/08/10: Our neuroscience team (Mark Edsell, Matt Sanborn and Heng You) is working to understand how altitude affects blood flow and oxygen delivery to the brain. Full story>

Damian Mole models his protective eyeware
Linking systemic inflammation in critical illness and at high altitude

12/08/10: In this project we are asking the question: Do low oxygen levels at high altitude trigger the production of harmful inflammatory molecules similar to those seen in our patients in the intensive care unit? Full story>

Magical views on the walk to the Gnifetti Hut
Team A arrives at Gnifetti

09/08/10: Team A has arrived at the Gnifetti Hut at 3670m, sited on the Rocce Garstelet. This hut is 420m above the Punta Indren cable car, the third in a series of cable cars that link to Alagna. Full story>

Tom, Phil and Will flex their muscles
Xtreme Alps 2010 sets off this weekend

05/08/10: The first investigators from the Xtreme Alps 2010 medical research expedition head for Milan this weekend. Full story>

Dr Maryam Khosravi and Dr Sav Wijesingha taking part in Cardio-pulmonary exercise testing
Xtreme Alps ? Sea Level Testing

08/07/10: Members of the Xtreme Alps team met last weekend to commence the sea level testing prior to our ascent to the Margherita Hut. Full story>

Giants of altitude research present for CASE
17/05/10: CASE were delighted to host some of the "giants of altitude research" at the Kn02wledge V conference. Full story>

Shuttle veteran to lecture at UCL

31/03/10: Dave Williams, veteran of 2 shuttle missions, including Neurolab in 1998, has kindly offered to give a lecture at UCL on April 9th 2010. Full story>

KnO2wledge V Conference 2010
09/09/09: The fifth annual KnO2wledge conference will be held in London during the spring of 2010. Full story>

Research in Antarctica

10/08/09: Dr Alex Salam reports on his research, direct from Concordia Station, Antarctica. Full story>

Caudwell Xtreme Everest
15/12/06: Our latest project was a large-scale physiology study on route to and ascending Mount Everest in Nepal (8,848m) in the spring of 2007. Full story>

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17/08/10: Margherita Hut Gallery
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17/08/10: Gneffeti Hut Gallery
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The helicopter dropping off supplies at the Gnefetti Hut

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