CASE February Newsletter

CASE Medicine Valentines Edition

28th Feb 2017 // Our third ever newsletter is now available to download. We hope this small newsletter will help you to keep track of all the events, research and news surrounding CASE Medicine.

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Royal Society launches primary school science experiments videos

22nd Feb 2017 // At the end of last year, CASE Medicine was invited to participate in filming a segment for the Royal Society new series of videos for the Brian Cox School Experiments. The videos, along with written resources are aimed at Key Stage 2 (7 - 11 years old) and look at real life activities across the science curriculum.

The CASE segment looks at the work of Xtreme Everest who research into Hypoxia (lack of oxygen) reaching the body's vital organs which is a common problem for patients in intensive care. They conduct experiments on themselves and other volunteers at high altitude and in chambers in order to develop novel therapies to improve the survival rates, and long-term outcomes, of their patients. The oxygen levels high in the mountains are similar to those experienced by patients in intensive care.

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KnO₂weldge 9 leads a student on a fantastic journey to ESA

14th Feb 2017 // When student Alfred Hill came along to CASE Medicine's KnO₂wledge 9 conference in November 2016, he was expecting a day filled with interesting talks and networking with other fellow space medicine fans. Little did he know that a simple conference booklet would spark a furious race to complete an application that would see him attending a course run by the European Space Agency.

In his own words, Alfred tells us about this amazing opportunity and what it taught him. Please also visit the gallery for some photos of his trip

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CASE January Newsletter

27th Jan 2017 // The first CASE newsletter of 2017 is now available to download. We hope this small newsletter will help you to keep track of all the events, research and news surrounding CASE Medicine.

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50 Ways To Challenge Yourself As A Scuba Diver

Photo By David B. Fleetham

23rd Jan 2017 // We’ve all had that moment. Whether sitting around the liveaboard dinner table or in the resort pool, we hear another diver tell a story that sparks something … call it inspiration. Call it envy. Whatever it is, there’s no going back. Once this seed of a new adventure has been planted, we start connecting dots. Finding a good instructor for an advanced course. Looking for a buddy to share in an exotic expedition. Shopping for gear or airline tickets or both. Just as it should be. Because we didn’t come this far in our underwater journey to quit. The only way to go is forward. No matter how many dives you’ve logged or miles you’ve traveled, there’s always a way to improve your craft and fall in love with the sport all over again. We’ve chosen 50 wrecks, animal encounters, unique dives and training courses to reignite your passion.

We've selected our 10 favourite ways!

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Free Flight Physiology: Paragliding and the Study of Extreme Altitude

Free flight research project

17th Jan 2017 // CASE's own, Matt Wilkes, has just had a Letter to the Editor published in the High Altitude Medicine and Biology Journal!!

Matt is currently leading The Free Flight Physiology Project: a multidisciplinary bid to use novel telemetry to investigate the physiology, cognitive performance and safety of pilots during free flight.

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Space Poop Challenge - NASA Announces Winners


1st Mar 2017 // On Wednesday (15 Feb) morning, NASA rewarded five members of the public - two doctors, a dentist, an engineer and a product designer - for their creative ideas for how to poop in a spacesuit.

The winning solution came from Thatcher Cardon, an Air Force officer, family practice physician and flight surgeon. He says his design was inspired by minimally invasive surgical techniques - and a strong desire not to store the poop.

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