Improvements to athletic performance arising from acute responses to hypoventilation-induced hypoxemia
Recent research has established that hypoventilation at low pulmonary volumes during moderate exercise can result in hypoxemia, similar to exposure to extreme altitude. It has also shown that a training program incorporating this method result in... continue reading
Excessive sitting time as predictor of COVID-19 severity
A large body of recent research has identified that excessive time spent sitting down is a major risk factor for mortality from all causes and that it directly contributes to a range of health issues prevalent in first-world countries. Many of... continue reading
Test stored blood samples for COVID-19 antibodies
Blood samples that were taken in Italy during the period September 2019 to March 2020 have been tested for COVID-19 antibodies, with as many as 10% of patients testing positive for COVID-19 in spite of those samples pre-dating widespread infection... continue reading
Exhaled Nitric Oxide test for COVID-19 severity screening
Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) testing is a widely-used diagnostic tool in the treatment of asthma, where it is used to estimate the extent of inflammation in the airways. Airway inflammation also plays a significant role in the disease progression... continue reading
Carnot temperature and microwave cooking
Industrial chemical reactors are commonly understood as analogous to heat engines; chemical processes frequently require both heat (increase in energy) and work (decrease in entropy) to operate. Just like in a heat engine, work can be supplied... continue reading
Psilocybin treatment for cognitive impairment in Long COVID by way of restoring lost dendritic spine density
Recent research has revealed a relationship between treatment-resistant depression and micro-structural changes in the brain, including lowered density of dendritic spines in several areas of the brain. Similar structural changes have been... continue reading
Creatine as Long Covid preventative and treatment
Creatine is most commonly used as a sporting supplement to assist with muscle growth and anaerobic endurance, but research has shown other therapeutic benefits likely to have direct and indirect benefits as a treatment for Long Covid and possibly... continue reading
Rising atmospheric CO2 levels and wine quality, and the possibility of artificially-lowered CO2 for viticulture
Elevated CO2 levels increase the growth rate of plants and also modify their morphology. In particular, carbonaceous components of plant matter become more prominent. Studies have shown that elevated CO2 levels result in higher concentrations of... continue reading
Temporally-displaced heat pump systems.
Conventional heat pumps use mechanical work to exchange heat, against a temperature gradient, between two reservoirs that are spatially displaced; ie heat is removed at one location and discharged at another. An alternative approach which has not... continue reading
Possible role of ozone depletion in insect depopulation
Insect populations have been found to be precipitately decreasing, with some studies indicating a decline in flying insect biomass of as much as 80% since the 1980s, in some areas. A number of possible causes for this phenomenon have been... continue reading
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