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  • Phase-change materials and vacuum-insulation panels for emergency blood

    London's Air Ambulance is now using phase-change technology to transport blood on board its aircraft and rapid-response cars.

    • Publication date : 2012/06/27
  • The delivery of blood to London hospitals may be impeded by Olympic transport restrictions

    The delivery of blood to London hospitals may be impeded by Olympic transport restrictions, a UK delivery firm has warned. TNT Express has emphasized that increased congestion and restrictions on access, parking and delivery times could cause...

    • Publication date : 2012/07/05
  • New advance in cryopreservation could make blood preservation more practical

    It’s already possible to cryopreserve human red blood cells in the presence of 40 percent glycerol, but is rarely done because of the time-consuming process to thaw and remove the glycerol from the blood.

    • Publication date : 2015/05/12
  • Brief: Cryotemperatures save flooded archives

    In February 2010, "Xynthia", a major storm swept over La Rochelle, France. In order to rescue the archives of the "Conseil Général de Charente Maritime" the departmental authority that were covered with 2-metre deep sea water, cryogenic...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Prehistoric flower from the permafrost blooms again

    A team of scientists has reportedly resurrected seeds of a 30 000-years-old variety of Silene stenophylla.

    • Publication date : 2012/06/18
  • Cryogenic applications: Major cryogenic storage project

    Thames Cryogenics is setting up one of the most ambitious cryogenic storage projects in Europe. The UK Biobank, based in Stockport, Oxfordshire, aims to recruit around 500 000 people across the UK between the ages of 40 to 69 and to track their...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Briefs: Cryogenic treatment of heart diseases

    Russia has made its first steps in the cryogenic treatment of heart arrhythmia. A new method was recently implemented by specialists at the V. A. Almazov Federal Heart, Blood and Endocrinology Centre in St. Petersburg. Cryotechnology is used for...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • The heart inspires a new cooling system

    In August 2004, at the Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference in Portland, engineers from Oregon State University in the US, presented a new successful desorption system using branching microchannels. The system was inspired by the human blood pumping...

    • Publication date : 2004/09/14
  • Briefs: Ice cream scoops

    A new edible antifreeze developed by a US researcher could keep ice cream smooth and tasty by preventing the formation of gritty crystals when the ice cream is subjected to sudden temperature fluctuation. The antifreeze contains proteins similar...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • Briefs: cryogenic labels

    In order to identify specimens for forensic investigations, medical research or blood, plasma and semen donations, reliable identification is vital. Labels used for deep-frozen material need to be durable and legible and must remain where they are...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • Out of ordinary: Ötzi’s curse?

    Ötzi's curse? Tests run on Ötzi the iceman, the world's oldest and best-preserved mummy, show signs of decomposition. X-rays show grey spots on one knee, indicating gas formation caused by bacteria. The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • Cold to help the Olympic athletes recover

    With temperatures in Athens reaching 40°C, keeping cool and maintaining fluids was a focus for athletes. Contrary to popular belief, saunas and hot spas dehydrate the body and cause fatigue. Hence, the Australian Olympic team devised an entire...

    • Publication date : 2004/09/14
  • Cryotherapy

    Whole-body cryotherapy: what does it feel like? Whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) began in Japan in the 1980s. Applications include fibromyalgia, chronic joint and spinal pain, neurodermatitis and psoriasis. Swelling and pain due to sports injuries or...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • ASRE Stamps Commissioned for Refrigeration Appreciation Week

    As part of the centennial celebration of The American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE) and ASHRAE's 2005 Winter Meeting in Orlando, Florida, Mayor Buddy Dyer has signed a proclamation designating the week of meeting, February 5-9, 2005,...

    • Publication date : 2004/12/22
  • Biological effects of low temperature

    In the past couple of decades, the use of cryosurgery for the treatment of tumours, i.e. destroying abnormal lesions while protecting surrounding tissues, has spread. The biological effects of cryosurgery can be divided into 2 types: early/direct...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14