In the first of our series of Research Videos for 2016, Ivor Geoghegan, a Biomedical Engineering PhD candidate in the CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices, under the supervision of Dr Laoise McNamara in the Mechanobiology and Medical Device Research Group in the Discipline of Biomedical Engineering, NUI Galway, speaks about the effect of microgravity on the bone density of astronauts, and how research in this area may lead to treatments for osteoporosis.
In the fifth of our weekly series of articles by NUI Galway researchers, Dr. Nicole Burns, Lecturer in the Discipline of Physiology, in the School of Medicine, writes about ‘The Science of Exercise’.
Ever notice how, when you walk up three flights of stairs your legs begin to ache and you are a little out of breath? If you put your hand to your chest you may also notice that your heart is beating a little faster than normal.
Were you going “too fast”?
If you slowed down would you still feel your heart beating faster than it was at rest?