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Scientists found a way to analyse the breathing of sleeping people without any wires

May 4, 2019

Hopefully, you will never need this technology, but may people do. People in hospitals are hooked up to…
Some beetles somehow manage to breathe under water, but how?

April 14, 2019

Our world is full of life. You can look up in the sky or under your feet –…
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Novel 5-minute workout improves blood pressure, may boost your brain

February 26, 2019

A five-minute workout called Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST) has been shown to lower blood pressure as much…
Undergrads design ventilator device; form company to aid newborns during surgery

January 31, 2019

As American Family Children’s Hospital expanded its neonatal intensive care unit in 2014 to treat Wisconsin’s high-needs surgery…
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Researchers restore breathing and partial forelimb function in rats with chronic spinal cord injuries

December 21, 2018

Millions of people worldwide are living with chronic spinal cord injuries, with 250,000 to 500,000 new cases each…
Breathing through the nose aids memory storage

October 26, 2018

Research into how breathing affects the brain has become an ever-more popular field in recent years and new…
SIDS Insights

October 26, 2018

Scientists trying to identify the roots of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the leading cause of death in…
Clues to breathing disorders may lie just under the ocean surface

October 2, 2018

Elite Croatian free divers who willingly deprive themselves of oxygen for minutes on end may help a team…
Keeping ‘Little houdinis’ safe

April 24, 2018

After long shifts working in the University of Virginia Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, nurse Tricia Cady…
Star-like cells may help the brain tune breathing rhythms

February 15, 2018

Traditionally, scientists thought that star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes were steady, quiet supporters of their talkative, wire-like neighbors,…
Singing for breathing

January 26, 2018

Life of Breath, a five-year project funded by the Wellcome Trust led by the universities of Bristol and…
Searching for the Brain Cells That Control Our Breathing

August 30, 2017

We take roughly 20,000 breaths a day, mostly without thinking, but exactly how our breathing is controlled is…
Cancer diagnosis with a breath test

April 19, 2017

“Inhale deeply … and exhale.” This is what a test for lung cancer could be like in future.…
Whales have conscious control of their heart rated

November 23, 2016

Two quick breaths at the surface and then down to a depth of ten metres the next minute…
For some COPD patients, portable oxygen treatment provides no benefit

October 30, 2016

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often receive portable oxygen therapy to help raise oxygen levels and…
Detecting emotions with wireless signals

September 23, 2016

As many a relationship book can tell you, understanding someone else’s emotions can be a difficult task. Facial…
A simple treatment for breathing problem among premature infants

August 7, 2016

Device developed by UCLA scientists tricks newborns’ brains into thinking that they’re running As humans evolved over many…
Inspired by evolution: A simple treatment for a common breathing problem among premature infants

August 6, 2016

As humans evolved over many thousands of years, our bodies developed a system to help us when we…
Helmet-based ventilation is superior to face mask for patients with respiratory distress

May 17, 2016

Novel approach reduces need for intubation and lowers 90-day mortality A new study shows that using a transparent…
Breathing is a Rhythm for Life, and More

April 4, 2016

Respiration is more than just an essential rhythm for life. A new study has found that rhythmic neural…
Researchers pinpoint origin of sighing reflex in the brain

February 8, 2016

Discovery could benefit patients with breathing disorders “You must remember this: a kiss is just a kiss, a…
Statins may lower risk of heart disease in people with sleep apnea

January 7, 2016

Statins found to protect blood vessels from substances that cause inflammation A new study conducted at Columbia University…
Reduced breathing capacity in kids linked to early pesticide exposure

December 5, 2015

Taking a deep breath might be a bit harder for children exposed early in life to a widely…
Vital Signs from Within

November 26, 2015

Using technology invented by scientists at MIT, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, doctors may one day…
A new way to monitor vital signs

November 19, 2015

Ingestible sensor measures heart and breathing rates from within the digestive tract. Using technology invented at MIT, doctors…
3D printing aids in understanding food enjoyment

November 17, 2015

Tasting food relies on food volatiles moving from the back of the mouth to the nasal cavity, but…
3D printed fetal head helps manage care for baby with life-threatening airway mass

October 14, 2015

Megan Thompson was about 30 weeks pregnant when an ultrasound showed a walnut-sized lump on her tiny, unborn…
Algorithm interprets breathing difficulties to aid in medical care

August 26, 2015

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed an efficient algorithm that can interpret the wheezing of patients…
Every bite you take, every move you make, astrocytes will be watching you

May 15, 2015

Chewing, breathing, and other regular bodily functions that we undertake “without thinking” actually do require the involvement of…
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