Using Synchrotron radiation CT imaging with LabChart to study regional ventilation distribution

An international team of scientists are using PowerLab systems to help develop and assess Synchrotron Radiation Computed Tomography (SRCT) techniques for studying lung ventilation distribution. Their techniques may enhance understanding of asthma disease mechanisms, and improve drug treatments and delivery.

Are we exercising enough? PowerLab used in weight and cardiovascular studies

Using PowerLab systems, Dr. Maureen McDonald, from McMaster University in Canada is researching more realistic (but equally effective) methods for healthy individuals to adhere to a new exercise recommendation of 60-90 minutes per day. Dr. McDonald’s PhD student is investigating the effects of different exercise bursts with different durations for the treatment of individuals with cardiovascular disease.

Abnormal-breathing research in the Himalayas

5050 m above sea level, 730 kg of experimental equipment carried by 19 porters, 7000 L of cylinder gases, 53 sleep studies, 107 ventilatory response tests, 107 arterial blood samples, 720 transcranial magnetic stimulation zaps, 200 cardiac echos, 18 hours of hyperventilation, 20 L of infused saline, 8 life-saving intramuscular Dexamethasone injections and 1,042,800,000 sampling data points.

Fish physiology and climate change

In 2007, the effect of climate change on notothenioid fish prompted researchers from New Zealand and Sweden to pack up their PowerLab systems and travel to the Scott Base in Antarctica. The researchers used PowerLab to investigate how a rise in temperature in the McMurdo Sound affects the cardiovascular and respiratory physiology of the borch.

International space station astronauts connect to PowerLab for cardiovascular research

As ADInstruments celebrates 20 years of innovation, our customers continue to find innovative applications for PowerLab data acquisition systems and LabChart software. This month, read about how a group of Canadian researchers are investigating how life on the International Space Station affects astronauts' cardiovascular and cerebrovascular physiology.

Elite car racers and PowerLab in simulated performance

The University of Otago, School of Physical Education researchers put ten of New Zealand's top young rally car drivers through a series of high-performance tests, as part of what is believed to be the first dedicated motor sport programme of its type in the world from 28 June to 2 July, 2004.

PowerLab on Mount Everest

Using ADInstruments equipment, the 2005 Canadian Everest Expedition obtained data at the Base Camp of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest. Their results have helped physicians gain a better diagnostic understanding of sleep disturbances and cerebral complications encountered at high altitudes.

Neuroscience Research in Panama Rainforest

Sounds emitted by field crickets and insect-eating bats have been the focus of Austrian neuroscientists, based in the Panama rainforest. Prof. Heinrich Römer and Dr. Alexander Lang from the University of Graz, Department of Neurobiology, Austria have used PowerLab to record the acoustically...