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Are you going diving this summer?

Are you going diving this summer? Remember any symptoms that you have after the dive that WERE NOT there before entering the water should be checked out. 9 more words

Abyssal Zone

DCS and PFO

Definition: PFO is a congenital heart defect resulting from failure of the foramen ovale to close shortly after birth – Dictionary.com

To a non-diver a PFO (Patent Foramen Ovale) is not important, most people who have it are unaware of it and will go through their entire life without a problem. 914 more words

Abyssal Zone

Microparticles and Decompression Stress: Connecting the Dots

During the ONR-NAVSEA Progress Review Meeting that took place in Durham from July 15-17 this summer, Stephen Thom summarized the current status of his research on circulating microparticles (MPs), which are small fragments shed by various cells that have been exposed to stress. 433 more words

Research